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Carrying on the tradition of radical hospitality, putting into practice values of justice and dignity…

IMIrJ, the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice

accompanies and equips communities and people of faith to advance immigrant justice through direct accompaniment of immigrants facing detention and deportation, policy advocacy at local, state and national levels, and prophetic action. Founded in 2006, IMIrJ is in relationship with leaders from over 140 congregations throughout the state of Oregon.

WELCOME THE STRANGER

Carrying on the tradition of radical hospitality, putting into practice values of justice and dignity…

What is Sanctuary?

Sanctuary is one of the most ancient traditions that we have as a people of faith. Drawing on this long tradition, communities of faith today are witness to the current need to declare themselves Sanctuary for immigrants, as the rise of deportations continues to separate families. In the 1980’s we were compelled by the call to welcome the stranger and opened our doors to newly arriving refugees. Today we are moved by the call to love our neighbors as ourselves, as those who are entering into Sanctuary are most often members of our communities – our neighbors.

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Sanctuary is one of the most ancient traditions that we have as a people of faith. Drawing on this long tradition, communities of faith today are witness to the current need to declare themselves Sanctuary for immigrants, as the rise of deportations continues to separate families. In the 1980’s we were compelled by the call to welcome the stranger and opened our doors to newly arriving refugees. Today we are moved by the call to love our neighbors as ourselves, as those who are entering into Sanctuary are most often members of our communities – our neighbors.

Want to help right now?

IMIrJ relies on contributions from individuals and congregations to be able to continue our work for justice and fairness for our immigrant brothers and sisters. We hope that you will join others by contributing financially.

And we hope you will consider a recurring contribution to IMIrJ. Recurring contributions allow us to count on ongoing income throughout the year. Our recurring income process is safe and secure.