Tools for Sanctuary & Solidarity


Wondering what your options are for effective action in this time of heightened hate, fear, and deportations? 

Photo from the New Sanctuary Movement of PhiladelphiaUUCSJ, UUSC, UUAUURISE and Side With Love are partnering to offer a range of tools and series of online workshops to help equip congregations, State Action Networks, and community activists to address the many escalating threats to human rights unleashed by the new administration.

See below for resources on how to get started, how to become a sanctuary congregation, and how you can act in solidarity in other ways.

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Love Resists is a joint campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee that is activating people of faith and conscience to resist the criminalization of our neighbors and communities and create a safer, more just, welcoming, and sustainable world.

Upcoming Sanctuary & Solidarity Events

Event Information:

  • Mon

    Border Witness for Religious Leaders

    Tucson, AZ

    Open to religious professionals - Learn More

    Register by January 31, 2020

Getting Started

Congregational Action Guide

Learn about ways in which you can pro-actively organize to support Sanctuary & Solidarity in your congregation and community.

UUA's Show the Love

Keep track of what other UUs are doing across the country and register any of your events.

Congregational Asset-Mapping

identify all the assets – human, physical, and financial – that your congregation might offer to grassroots groups organizing at this moment

Resources for Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation

Other Strategies for Solidarity

Recent Sanctuary and Solidarity Blog Posts

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As news of the  COVID-19 virus unfolds, we at the College of Social Justice are assessing next steps. While we are all in a state of uncertainty, we are acting with caution for the well-being of our participants, partners, staff, and most vulnerable community members.

With the guidance of the UUA, UUSC, and recommendations from the CDC, and in communication with our friends and partners, we have decided to postpone all CSJ in person programing (youth visits, journeys, etc) through May 2020. Those participants have been notified and we are grateful for the understanding, love, and support we have received in response.

These are the only programs that have been postponed for now, but things may change as we receive more information. We are also thinking of creative ways to bring more of our programming online and would love to hear ideas from you!

 We are all in community together and we are grateful for the ways in which you choose to show up, bear witness, and take action for the communities and partners we serve. Please be safe and if there is anything that we can do to be supportive of you, don’t hesitate to reach out.