Faith communities around the state are reflecting on the history of the Sanctuary Movement and considering how their community can play a role today. With threats against immigrants at an all time high, the need for preparation is urgent. We've compiled some of the best resources we're aware of to help congregations through the discernment process, determining if they'll become a sanctuary congregation, support others who are, or advocate for sanctuary policies and immigrant rights in their communities. We are proud to partner with organizations around the state who are fighting for immigrant rights every day (we've listed them below). We are happy to discuss with you the common concerns and questions that come up regarding sanctuary, and connect you to the local groups who are doing this work in your area. Please be in touch right away to discuss these pressing concerns.  

The resource list below is in process - new resources and toolkits are being developed and shared rapidly. If you've found something to be useful and it isn't on our list, please let us know right away!

Sanctuary Congregations:

Sanctuary Movement Resources Page

Albany Presbytery Sanctuary Resources

Sanctuary Cities and Legal Resources:

New York Civil Liberties Union Sanctuary Cities Factsheet

Sanctuary Toolkit from United We Dream

NYS Attorney General Schneiderman's Guidelines for Sanctuary Cities.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center - Local Options for Protecting Immigrants

National Immigration Law Center - Sanctuary City Toolkit

Regional and Statewide Organizations:

Worker Justice Center of New York

Worker’s Center of Central NY

Community Voices Heard

Make the Road NY

New York Civil Liberties Union - NYCLU

New York Immigration Coalition