District of Columbia

Created in 2017, DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network is an organizing network of congregations in the DC/MD/VA region that provide support and solidarity to neighbors, friends, and family who fear being detained, deported or profiled.

In the face of hate and discrimination, the Network is committed to showing love, compassion and hospitality.

A primary focus for the Network is Deportation Defense: pulling out all the stops to keep a neighbor facing deportation from being deported. This includes advocacy, community organizing, fundraising, family support, media outreach and communications. Some congregations are also accompanying people to ICE check-ins and legal hearings; holding Defend Your Rights trainings; hosting people who are at risk of deportation; supporting congregations that are hosting; and pressing their cities and states to get ICE out of schools, jails and courts and to end all policies that racially profile and over-incarcerate people of color.

Omar Angel Perez is the lead organizer for the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network. The Network operates under Faith in Action’s LA RED campaign.

 

 

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April 3, 2019

Gun Violence

Following the Murder of Rapper Nipsey Hussle, Local and National Clergy Offer Condolences to Family and Call for Faith Leaders to become PEACEMAKERS in communities

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2019 Contact: Jennifer R. Farmer, jenniferr@spotlightpr.org Oakland, CA – Following the fatal shooting of rapper, community activist …

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March 28, 2019

Voting Rights/Demoracy

Faith leader calls offensive prayer delivered on swearing-in day of PA State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell “a message of hate”

For Immediate Release:  March 28, 2019 Contact:  Erin Williams | ewilliams@faithinaction.org | 202-748-0699 WASHINGTON –  On Monday, Pennsylvania State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell …

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March 26, 2019

LA RED

FAITH LEADERS AND IMMIGRANTS URGE CONGRESS TO INVEST IN COMMUNITIES AND DEFUND ICE/CBP INCLUDING $1BILLION ON BORDER WALL

For Immediate Release – March 26, 2019 Contact: Gebe Martinez, gebe.gmnetworking@gmail.com | 703-731-9505 Kathryn Johnson, AFSC, (206) 898-2832, kjohnson@afsc.org #InvestinLove Capitol Hill …

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