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PC(USA) Sanctuary Discernment Guide

This is a congregational resource to help churches discern their role in the Sanctuary movement. The guide gives background on Sanctuary, provides theological grounding for involvement in the movement in a way that is based in solidarity instead of charity, and key discernment questions for congregations to find a starting place in the work. There is special emphasis in the resource on the many ways churches can be involved in Sanctuary in addition to/ beyond providing physical hospitality to someone facing deportation. 14 pages.

Peace Seeking Action Cycle

A one-page document showing the peace-seeking action cycle.

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Resistance Seminar: Mission as a Move to the Margins

One-hour video of a conversation between Aric Clark and Linda Eastwood about decolonizing mission work.

Hymns for Standing Rock

Two hymns for congregrations wanting to support the Standing Rock Water Protectors. Copyright Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.

O God of Life, Your Waters Flow

We Were Born Out of the Waters

Hymn for Refugees: "A New Father, Awestruck"

A new father, awe-struck; a mother so mild;
A stable; a manger; a dear, newborn child—
God, as we imagine that family so blessed,
We sometimes forget they were poor and oppressed.

How to Become a Sanctuary Community 101

Get prepared to offer gospel hospitality, protection and rest to people who are under threat of deportation or other danger because of their immigration status.

Rev. Osagyefu Uhuru Sekou: "Faith in the Age of Ferguson"

Rev. Sekou delivers the keynote address at the 2016 PPF Peace Breakfast in Portland, OR.

 

Bil'in and Nonviolent Resistance by Iyad Burnat

"A quiet, intense man with piercing eyes, enthusiasm for action and a fierce love of family, Iyad Burnat has turned the defense of his little village of Bil'in into an international phenomenon. If Palestinian resistance on the ground has a face, it is his.

Hymn: God, Whose Love Is Always Stronger

God, whose love is always stronger than our weakness, pride and fear,
In your world, we pray and wonder how to be more faithful here.
Hate too often grows inside us; fear rules what the nations do.
So we pray, when wars divide us: give us love, Lord! Make us new!

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