Welcome to New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia!

We are an interfaith, multicultural immigrant justice organization working with communities across faith, ethnicity, and class to end injustices against immigrants, regardless of status. 

We build our interfaith, multicultural community to express radical welcome for all and ensure that values of dignity, justice, and hospitality are lived out in practice and upheld in policy.

We work together to bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice and transform our communities into a place where immigrants, families, friends, and neighbors are safe, respected, and welcomed; where economic, spiritual, and emotional wholeness are realized; and where borders and divisions disappear as we build a community welcoming to everyone.

New Sanctuary Movement has been honored with the 2010 Nonprofit Organization Award by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, is a designated "Zone of Peace" by the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, and received the 2012 Special Recognition for Community Engagement by PhilaPOSH. 

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Listening Campaign

NSM members are holding organizing conversations with immigrants to democratically choose our next local campaign.

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Member Angela Navarro takes Sanctuary at West Kensington Ministry

"I'm tired of living in the constant fear of being deported. I won't leave Sanctuary until I win!" 

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mayor signing

No more ICE Holds in Philly! Free workshops

Protect yourself and community from deportation via the police. Learn your new rights under Philly's new policy. 

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