Boston New Sanctuary Movement

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Our next general meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Arlington Street Church.

The Boston New Sanctuary Movement

The New Sanctuary Movement is a coalition of interfaith religious leaders and participating congregations, called by our faith to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters residing in the United States.

The New Sanctuary Movement is active in several U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Formed in the fall of 2009, the Boston chapter of the New Sanctuary Movement is one of the newest, with members from 20 congregations, faith-based organizations, and community groups:

Arlington Street Church, Boston*
Church of the Covenant, Boston*
Community Church of Boston*
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC*
First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
First Congregational Church of Somerville, United Church of Christ*
First Parish in Brookline, Unitarian Universalist*
First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist*
First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist
Follen Community Church, Social Action Committee*
Harvard Divinity School
Quakers Concerned With Immigration Justice
Massachusetts Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice*
Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, Jamaica Plain
Old Cambridge Baptist Church*
Paulist Center, Boston*
Tuckerman Creative Ministries for Justice and Healing
Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford*
Unitarian Universalist Association*
First Parish Brewster*
Unitarian Church of Sharon*

* denotes member organization