The Immigration Action Coalition has been investigating the new sanctuary movement and exploring whether UUAA should become a sanctuary congregation for families threatened with deportation.  The Board of Trustees has stipulated that before UUAA offers physical sanctuary to an individual or family, the Congregation must approve a resolution of support for such action.

The following DRAFT resolution is under discussion:

UUAA Sanctuary Resolution

We, the members of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, believing in the worth and dignity of every person and the importance of compassion in human interactions, do hereby resolve to become a Sanctuary Congregation. We are ready and willing to physically host an individual or family in imminent danger of unjust detainment and deportation until their legal options are carried out. We will not do this work alone. Joining with congregations across the country that have declared themselves Sanctuary Congregations, we will work together with other congregations through Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary to support, advocate for, and contribute to the safety and well-being of individuals or families in Washtenaw County who are invited into sanctuary.


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