New Sanctuary

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6tppHTnotU?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=375]   Day 2 of the 40 Day Fast: “My hunger reminds me of why I’m fasting – 1,100 people are deported every day and separated from their families. …We need to meet the injustices of our broken immigration system with a fierce and active love.…” -NSM Director Peter Pedemonti on why he’s fasting […]

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Launch: 40 Days of Fasting, Action, and Prayer

As immigration reform is debated in Washington DC, hundreds of immigrants are deported out of Philadelphia because Mayor Nutter, District Attorney Williams, and President Judge Neifield give federal immigration officials a license to access to the Philadelphia Police Department’s database. This summer, we hold 40 days of action, fasting, and prayer to demand that: The

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40 days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer press conference in front of Senator Toomey’s office where we delivered bread inviting him to join us when we break our fast on the 31st of July. We also Marched to Mayor Nutter’s office and DA Williams and also delivered bread and an invitation for them to join us.

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4RHwsM2KXY?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281] Awesome video by Al Dia on today’s press conference – watch and join the movement! Immigrant rights are human rights!  Un video excelente por Al Dia sobre la conferencia de prensa hoy – mira y unase al movimiento! Los derechos de l@s inmirantes son derechos humanos!  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjjSDzPx9IA?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281] As we get closer and closer to the kick-off of NSM’s 40 Days Campaign, Claudio, Tamara, and Nacho say a little about their reasons for fasting and extend an invitation to everyone to join NSM’s 40 Days Campaign! En cuanto se acerca el empiezo de la Campaña de 40 Dias, Claudio, Tamara, y

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUjgsmJoN4k?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281] Blanca is one of more than 65 people fasting for NSM’s 40 Days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer for immigration justice campaign between June 22 – July 31. Watch her testimony and join the movement! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLvA0XFSuUs?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281] Corina, is an immigrant from El Salvador living in Philadelphia and is one of more than 65 people fasting with NSM’s 40 Days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer. Watch her testimony about why she’s fasting for 40 days, and join the movement for immigrant justice. “I experienced firsthand as a little girl the

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Philadelphia Family Unity Network (PFUN) coalition forms

Sensing momentum across the country and within Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Family Unity Network (PFUN) coalition is formed. PFUN members include 1 Love Movement, Juntos, New Sanctuary Movement, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, and Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia. Many of these organizations had already worked together in previous coalitions around this issue as well as

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New Sanctuary Statement on Immigration Reform

We call for immigration reform that is inclusive of all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, education level, language, criminal history, economic status and immigration status. As an interfaith organization, we draw upon the powerful teachings of our faith traditions to love our neighbor, welcome the stranger and work for justice for all. Therefore,

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