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Our Apologia

Leviticus 19:33-34 (NEB)   When an alien settles with you in your land, you shall not oppress him. He shall be treated as a native born among you, and you shall love him as a man like yourself, because you were aliens in Egypt.

Isaiah 1:17 (NEB)    Pursue justice and champion the oppressed; give the orphan his rights, plead the widow’s cause.

Matthew 25:37-38 (NEB)    Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and fed you, or thirsty and gave you drink, a stranger and took you home, or naked and clothed you?

In January, 2017, Macalester Plymouth United Church voted to become a Sanctuary Church.  Our Christian call to this ministry is twofold:

  • U.S. immigration policy demands we bear witness. Our faith compels us to pursue justice and to champion the cause of the oppressed. (Isaiah 1:17)
  • Our undocumented neighbors who are threatened by the current situation deserve personal compassion. Our faith compel us to offer these neighbors hospitality and refuge. (Matthew 25:37-38)

What’s New? 

If you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities with our Sanctuary Work, please click on this Volunteer Form.



From Isaiah:
Roles of Sanctuary and Supporting Churches (PDF)

From the UCC:
How to Become an Immigrant Welcoming Church (PDF)
Memo on Sanctuary Movement 2014 (PDF)
Legal Risks (PDF)

From the PCUSA:
Update on post-election Sanctuary Movement
Webinar on Sanctuary Movement  (free registration required)
Story of Rosa Robles housed at Southside Presbyterain Church, Tuscon (article)

From Auburn Seminary:
Sanctuary in a Trump Era (video)

Sanctuary Toolkit (PDF)
Sanctuary Tactics and Strategy (PDF)

From New York Times:
Houses of Worship  to Serve as Trump Era Immigrant Sanctuaries