Tag Archives: Sanctuary Churches

No One Is Safer. No One Is Served.

For a hundred and fifty-eight days, Malik Naveed bin Rehman, Zahida Altaf, and their five-year-old daughter, Roniya, have been living in the basement of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Connecticut. ...

Immigrant mother hiding in NY sanctuary church vows to stay

As she held her 15-month-old baby, Aura Hernandez spoke to reporters inside Fourth Universalist Society, a historic Upper West Side church, where she has been hiding from federal agents. Hernandez, a mother of two who us ...

Lives of anxiety: Immigrants seek sanctuary in US churches

Amanda Morales sees her children off to school each day from the entrance of a gothic church, but she won’t even venture onto the sidewalk for fear of what may happen if she leaves the building where she has been a virtu ...

Why This Church Is Providing ‘Sanctuary’ To Undocumented Immigrants

Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, helped launch the “sanctuary church” movement in the 1980s, when places of worship across the country helped harbor Central American migrants facing the threat of deporta ...


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