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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NSM Highlighted in the New York Times

“You can’t encounter people if you are deporting them.”

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VICTORY after 58 days in Sanctuary! 

Angela Navarro offers a community prayer to end all deportations after winning her case after 58 days in Sanctuary

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VICTORY! No more ICE Holds in Philly! 

We celebrate a historic victory against Philly's local deportation program after years of community organizing. 

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Upcoming Events

Sunday December 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Key Congregational Leaders Meeting @ St Thomas Aquinas
Thursday December 10, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Accompaniment Program in Court @ 9th & Market
Friday December 11
Immigration talk with journalist and author Margaret Regan @ St Vincent's
Friday December 11
Procession of the Virgen de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico

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