The Gathering: The Moral Resistance Against Detention and Deportation

When the law of a president of a country is out of law with the architect of the universe, God’s moral law demands we engage in and support sanctuary for our brothers and sisters.
— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

The raids, deportation, and detention of our undocumented neighbors undermines due process, threatens the safety of our communities, negatively affects our economy, and violates our deepest moral values. Live from Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove co-hosted The Gathering on August 6, 2017 to discuss the moral issue of immigration in partnership with the National Sanctuary Movement. We heard from Pastor José Chicas, who is resisting his deportation order with the support of his community in Sanctuary at the School for Conversion, and DACA-mented organizer Isabel Castillo

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STAND WITH PASTOR JOSE

In July 2017, an interfaith coalition in Raleigh, North Carolina welcomed undocumented father and community member Pastor José Chicas of Iglesia Evangelica into Sanctuary to resist his deportation order. 

Please join us in asking that ICE grant Pastor José relief.

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JOIN THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN

The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival aims to build a broad and deep national moral fusion movement – rooted in the leadership of the poor, marginalized and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings – to unite our country from the bottom up.

The call for a Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just, sustainable and participatory society. We draw on the history, vision and unfinished work of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.

We need a new Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral Revival in America. It is time to become a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life.

The Gathering is a highly spiritual/issue-based monthly program to equip our community with resources for faithful reflection and public action on moral issues, produced in North Carolina by Repairers of the Breach.