Because we believe that all souls are sacred and worthy, we work to live our UU principles by shining light on the injustices of our immigration system and taking direct action that can effect positive change. We work to build relationships that will allow us to address the injustices of this system while being led by immigrants in our community. To increase the effectiveness of our efforts, we formed an Immigration Justice Project and adopted Immigration Justice as a Congregational Project at First Unitarian Society of Denver in 2014.
The Immigration Justice Project (IJP) is dedicated to creating meaningful immigration reform and support of immigrants among us through a variety of initiatives:
• Educating ourselves, congregants, other faith based communities, and the public;
• Forging partnerships with other faith based communities in support of our goals
• Encouraging elected representatives by advocating for immigrant justice;
• Supporting and partnering with organizations fighting inhumane deportations and wage theft, and
• Using a range of strategies that can include providing sanctuary to undocumented immigrants facing deportation in collaboration with the Denver Metro Sanctuary Coalition.
In all activities of the immigration justice project, we seek to walk with our immigrant brothers and sisters in their fight for human rights and justice, lending our support and resources while following their lead. In so doing, we seek a connection to a spiritual legacy of risk and courage in the face of injustice and hope to inspire others to do the same.
We meet at least once a month after the first service. All are welcome. For more information, Contact Arnie Carter, or Chris Wheeler
A small sample of press coverage of sanctuary provided Arturo Hernandez Garcia: