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Sanctuary Updates & Actions

Leaven Community Declares Sanctuary Video
Español: Mira -
English: LaVeta -

Salt and Light Lutheran and Leaven Community made a public Declaration of Sanctuary on Sunday, October 15, 2017, affirming our commitment to being a relational safe space for people in this time of fear and discrimination. We also committed to bringing the injustice of immigration policy and procedure to light and co-creating Physical Sanctuary with those most affected.

We invite you to join us as we deepen relationships and build community power through small actions within Leaven Community and city wide-actions with the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ).

Sanctuary Teams
Physical Sanctuary
Policy & Education
Rapid Response



Leaven Community (including children)
Join people of faith from across the state
Monday, April 8th
IMIrJ’s first-ever Advocacy Day in Salem!

Drawing on the rich practices, stories and rituals of our various faith traditions, we’ll join our voices together in a meaningful - and politically impactful - day at the Capitol, amplifying the demands and priorities of Oregon’s immigrant and refugee communities. The day will include gatherings for centering and grounding ourselves, meals, marching to the capitol, and speaking with legislators. We will be offering a Family & Children track, as well as special accompaniment and opportunities for youth who choose to join us for the day. Learn more HERE.

Please REGISTER HERE by Monday, April 1st


IMIRJ Monthly Meetings

2nd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
St Michaels and All Angels Episcopal
1704 NE 43rd Ave. Portland, OR
IMIrJ Monthly Meeting