The American Friends Service Committee Colorado reinvigorated the New Sanctuary Movement in 2007 as a commitment to the immigrant members of our communities and to accompany those facing injustice to our greatest ability.
About the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition...
Nine Colorado faith communities have joined together with the American Friends Service Committee to form the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition. In responding to the invitation to provide sanctuary, we embody the integrity of our faith traditions, in which sanctuary is deeply rooted across centuries: to proclaim and protect the dignity and worth of every human being. Providing sanctuary affirms our solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers, and our conviction that families should not be torn apart by unjust policies.
We declare that should the opportunity arise, we are prepared to provide sanctuary to an immigrant and their family, providing them with a means to continue to resist their deportation while hosted in a safe space for their body and spirit, the ability to remain with their family and community, and a public platform to proclaim their prophetic message regarding just and humane immigration policy.
In addition, because each of our traditions value love, justice, and dignity, we extend this invitation to all Metro Denver faith communities to join in forming a broad multi-ethnic and interfaith coalition assuring sanctuary for our immigrant sisters and brothers.