New Sanctuary Movement builds community across faith, ethnicity, and class in their work to end injustices against immigrants regardless of immigration status, express radical welcome for all, and ensure that values of dignity, justice, and hospitality are lived out in practice and upheld in policy.
They work together to bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice and transform communities into a place where immigrants, families, friends, and neighbors are safe, respected, and welcomed; where economic, spiritual, and emotional wholeness are realized; and where borders and divisions disappear as we build a community welcoming to everyone.
On November 18, 2014, Angela Navarro took Sanctuary by moving into West Kensington Ministry. Angela has lived with a final deportation order for 10 years and will not leave church property until her final deportation order ends. We must stand in solidarity with Angela’s leadership. As people of faith, we cannot witness the inhumanity of deportation and stay silent.
Angela is a Honduran-born mother of two U.S.-born children, spouse of a US citizen, a leader at her church, and has worked for years at a local restaurant. She has lived in the US for 12 years.Angela is the ninth immigrant nation-wide with a final order of deportation to enter into Sanctuary and the first on the East Coast.
More on Angela’s Story: http://www.sanctuaryphiladelphia.org/index.php/campaigns/sanctuary-for-families/angela-s-story