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Our Mission

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia builds community across faith, ethnicity, and class in our work to end injustices against immigrants regardless of immigration status, express radical welcome for all, and ensure that values of dignity, justice, and hospitality are lived out in practice and upheld in policy.

Our Vission

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. Read our 2017 Statement on Sanctuary.

Our Values

Inspired by the legacy of people of faith who have joined together in creative, peaceful movements for social change, we confront violent structures and actions with bold compassion and courageous love. We draw on our collective courage and strength to stand up for the rights of all people, regardless of immigration status.

DIGNITY​

As brothers and sisters, we treat everyone with deep honor and respect. We affirm the creative, active power of every individual to make our community and the world better.

MUTUALITY​

We believe that we all have something to give and something to gain. When all are invited to the table, everyone benefits. In the spirit of mutual trust, we share as equals, learning from each other and growing as individuals.​

COMMUNITY

In an inclusive community, we find shared strength, power, and wisdom that allow us to realize our full potential. For this reason, we intentionally nurture relationships and invite all people to participate.​

SPIRITUAL NON-VIOLENCE

Inspired by the legacy of people of faith who have joined together in creative, peaceful movements for social change, we confront violent structures and actions with bold compassion and courageous love. We draw on our collective courage and strength to stand up for the rights of all people, regardless of immigration status.

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We work to end injustices against immigrants regardless of immigration status!