Newsletter: Documented by Love - May-June, 2017

Documented By Love
is an Action Network working on issues related to documentation of immigrants, Sanctuary churches; educating ourselves, our churches, Annual Conferences and Jurisdiction on issues; providing resources.  

We are reminded that the immigrant deportation in the USA is NOT a new problem.  The Director of CAUSA in Salem, OR, commented that Trump is just carrying out Obama's policies but using much more vitriolic language.  OK, it got my attention, and I have learned much from our work together. 

We have three things to offer in this May-June WMJM Newsletter:
1) Join our NETWORK 4th Tuesdays, 9 am PST;
2) Celebrate INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE DAY on June 20 (worship resources on PDF below);
3) Ideas for workshops for your AC or area.
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Documented By Love

Documented By Love is an Action Network working on

  • issues related to documentation of immigrants, Sanctuary churches; educating ourselves, our churches, Annual Conferences and jurisdiction on issues; providing resources; and
  • Recognizing human dignity of all
  • Providing Resources

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#DocumentedbyLove

That's IT! We knew "Documented by Love" captured our passion to not only create sanctuary in our hearts and congregations for all our neighbors, but also advocate understanding our connection to Global Migration.

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Berkeley Chapel Ready to Provide Sanctuary

On July 13, Berkeley’s University Lutheran Chapel (ULC) opened its doors to provide sanctuary for Bay Area residents seeking refuge from deportation back to violence and persecution in Central America. This declaration of sanctuary came on the heels of the Homeland Security’s announcement that Central American children and families will be targeted for deportation. In partnership with other congregations of the East Bay Interfaith Immigration Coalition (EBIIC) and with the support of the city of Berkeley, this declaration of sanctuary comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of US v. Texas, which put on hold President Obama’s executive actions that could have helped millions of people work and live without fear of being torn from their families. From: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Immigration and the Patriot Movement

By Mary Larson, Convener, Life Choices Action Network

New Report of Oregon's Patriot Movement

Political Research Associates in partnership with Rural Organizing Project has released Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon's Patriot Movement, a groundbreaking report and toolkit designed to support public officials and community activists under siege from armed militias and other Patriot movement groups. The full report can be downloaded here. "The Oregon militias are part of national Patriot movement networks. What currently looks like a rural western phenomenon could easily go national, as it did during the 1990s," says Tarso Luís Ramos, executive director of Political Research Associates, adding, "The chances of that outcome increase if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November."