FLC’s concern for migrants (especially minors) through AMMPARO, our history with sanctuary and commitment to being a welcoming congregation has led us to connect with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. An opportunity is opening up for us to unite our efforts with another Palo Alto congregation and accompany a migrant family in need in our area.
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity’s Nueva Esparanza program is a collaborative initiative of individuals, faith communities, and partner organizations seeking to respond to the needs of recently arrived minors and families, and individuals released from detention who require support, housing, and resources. Their hope is to offer the resources, passion, and presence of faith communities in direct accompaniment with our migrant neighbors.
Whether you’re just curious to know more or think you might want to get involved, please join us to learn more! We have begun to form a small accompaniment team, and would be open to more participation. Contact Pastor Bernt for more info.
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity is a faith-rooted, state-wide organization working at the intersection of immigrant justice and criminal justice reform. Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity upholds the belief that every person is sacred across all borders and that everyone has the right to a life with opportunities.