Sanctuary Committee

All Souls Church Sanctuary Supports Team is sponsoring a Borderlinks trip in November 2018, and we want YOU to join us!

Just as love knows no borders, our dedication to justice reaches across boundaries and walls. We Side With Love for all families, regardless of citizenship status, and strive to create welcoming communities and congregations. The All Souls Sanctuary Movement Support Committee organizes and advocates for immigration reform, for an end to detentions and deportations, and for a world where hands are extended in peace and care across borders and no one feels forced to leave home or risk death in pursuit of a decent life for their family.

What: All Souls BorderLinks Trip

When: November 13-18 (travel November 12 and 19), 2018

Where: Tucson, Arizona, and surrounding areas

How: The UU College of Social Justice partners with BorderLinks, a non-profit educational organization that guides more than 1,000 people through experiential learning opportunities on the U.S.-Mexico border each year.

Who: You! Twenty spots are available for this trip for All Souls ministers and congregants. For more information, please sign up here.

Questions?: See our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Amid rising xenophobia and threats against basic human rights, UU College of Social Justice’s “Sanctuary and Solidarity” journey offers a timely chance to deepen your capacity to practice effective solidarity.

Through a visit to border communities, meetings with grassroots partners, listening to migrants tell their stories, and walking the dangerous desert paths that so many risk while crossing the border, you will experience the depth of the immigration crisis firsthand.

Since 1987, BorderLinks has been facilitating educational immersion trips for delegations in the Arizona-Sonora region and beyond the border to Chiapas. Through dynamic educational experiences, BorderLinks connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of the border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation. During the week-long journey, participants engage in collective and individual spiritual work to reflect upon and address the following questions:

Why do people migrate? Participate in educational programs designed to challenge and confront the policies and circumstances that lead to migration.

What happens during the migrant journey? Walk desert trails to understand the strenuous journey that migrants experience while attempting to cross the U.S./Mexico border.

How do policies impact people? Meet with community organizers and local advocates who are working to create economic and social opportunities in the borderlands.

Consider joining All Souls for this extraordinary trip, as we stand in solidarity with those who are fighting for justice for themselves and their fellow migrants.

Join us in the fight for migrant justice, today.