The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America just became the country’s first ‘sanctuary church body.’ Our denomination is taking a prophetic stand against injustice!
The measure, approved during a churchwide assembly in Milwaukee, pledges that in addition to providing shelter for undocumented immigrants, the ELCA could:
— Respond to raids, deportations and the “criminalization” of immigrants and refugees;
— Fight individual cases of deportation, press for the end of mass detentions and lift up immigrants’ voices;
— Take “prophetic action” to extend “radical hospitality” to immigrants and immigrant communities.
For more details go to: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/08/us/lutheran-sanctuary-church/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-08-09T00%3A29%3A02&fbclid=IwAR3QrG3e68Po514aRc9JZ0_QQ-uTGjuqd66m63ANXimSBGzfmi2pbreaZoQ