October 21: I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me

10 AM with Rev. Jan Hutslar and Asma Elhuni, lead organizer for the United Valley Interfaith Project

The sanctuary movement and its refuge for immigrants is a powerful example of offering life-giving safe space. As the well-loved Irish proverb puts it, “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.”

October Theme: Sanctuary

Thinking of sanctuary brings one a sense of peace and safety and speaks to the universal longing for a space to retreat from the dangers and depletions of the world.
As we dig deeper, we are reminded that the sanctuaries in our lives do more than simply protect us. They also send us. They don’t just help us heal from our journeys; they also strengthen us for the new journeys ahead. In their fullest, they are not escape houses as much as fueling stations.