Sanctuary Movement

In April 2017, around 60 immigrants and allies gathered at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church to learn about the Sanctuary Movement. Representatives from the General Board of Church and Society as well as local advocates spent time discussing the different ways in which United Methodist churches of the Rocky Mountain Conference can become a part of the struggle to offer Sanctuary. Below are documents that may be helpful as you discern the role of your church in the Sanctuary Movement.

Sanctuary: Four Points of Entry 

Education and Relationship Building

Immigrant Welcoming Communities: Building Teams for a Justice Journey  (UMC General Board of Church and Society)

Immigration Fact Sheet - What UMW Members Can Do (United Methodist Women)

Sanctuary Movement in the Trump Era - New Strategies and Tactics - 2017 (Sanctuary Not Deportation)

Enforcement Memo - Trump Administration Immigration Enforcement - January 2017 (Department of Homeland Security)

What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA? (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)

Denver Area DACA Resource Guide - 2017 (Denver Scholarship Foundation)

Social Media, Criminalization, and Immigration - April 2017 (Immigration Lawyers Guild)

Trainings and Rapid Response Teams

Know Your Rights - Church Flyer 1 - English

Know Your Rights - Church Flyer 1 - Spanish

Know Your Rights - Church Flyer 2 - English

Know Your Rights - Church Flyer 2 - Spanish

Know Your Rights - Business Cards - English and Spanish

Know Your Rights at Home and Work Packet - English - January 2017 (National Immigration Law Center)

Know Your Rights at Home and Work Packet - Spanish - January 2017 (National Immigration Law Center)

How to Protect You and Your Family During Immigration Raids - English (National Immigration Project, National Lawyer's Guild)

How to Protect You and Your Family During Immigration Raids - Spanish (National Immigration Project, National Lawyer's Guild)

Immigration Raids - Rapid Response Toolkit for Faith Allies - April 2017 (New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia)

Sanctuary Networks

Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition

Northern Colorado Sanctuary Network - Building Sanctuary in Northern CO

Colorado Immigration Rights Coalition

The New Sanctuary Movement

Physical Sanctuary

If you are interested in offering physical sanctuary, please contact youngsook@rmcumc.com and we will get you connected with community leaders who can help you through the process.