Interfaith Immigration Field Groups

Interfaith and/or Ecumenical groups across the country have joined together to move forward the cause of immigrant justice. The groups listed on this page work in collaboration with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition on local, state and national campaigns, but are organized, staffed and funded by their own efforts. The below map is a resource for regional activist to get more involved in the local faith rooted organizing efforts for immigrants rights.

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  • N.C. Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants

    The N.C. Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants was formed in response to rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and sentiment here in North Carolina.This coalition has one purpose: to remind people of faith that all people are created in the image of God. In our various faith traditions, it is unacceptable to use — or let others use — dehumanizing language in describing fellow human beings.

    www.welcometheimmigrant.org

    Contact: Contact: Chris Liu-Beers, cbeers.nccouncilofchurches@gmail.com

  • Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

    ACIJ is a network of individuals and organizations which seek to provide a united voice dedicated to ensuring the social, legal and civic rights of all immigrants in Alabama. ACIJ’s members work to promote justice for all of Alabama’s immigrants. In 2011, Alabama passed the worst state led anti-immigrant bills in history, HB 56. The faith communities rallied against HB 56 and Greater Birmingham Ministries led faith outreach for ACIJ efforts.

    Contact: Rev. Angie Wright

    Websites:ACIJ  http://acij.net/

    GBM http://www.gbm.org/

     

  • American Friends Service Committee Colorado

    AFSC’s  Colorado Immigrant Rights Program works to create public discourse and policy that supports immigrants’ full human rights. As a founding member of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, AFSC collaborates with groups across the state to highlight the root causes of immigration and find humane responses to it.

    Contact: Jennifer Piper

    Coloradoinfo@afsc.org

    Website: https://afsc.org/office/denver-co

  • Colorado Council of Churches

    Colorado Council of Churches
    Helps look at the immigration issues through the lens of our Christian faith.
    Promotes a “Who Is My Neighbor?” – Four week Sunday school DVD curriculum with 69 page study
    guide and created a pledge for comprehensive immigration reform. Go to http://www.cochurches.org/
    publications-curriculums/who-is-my-neighbor/ for more information.

    Contact: Rev. Dr. Jim Ryan,
    jryan@cochurches.org
    Website: http://www.cochurches.org/

  • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

    Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) is a statewide association of Christian denominations —including Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox bodies—congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians throughcommunity ministry programsecumenical and interreligious dialogueenvironmental ministryand public policy advocacyLearn more about EMO.

    Contact :emo@emoregon.org

    Website: http://www.emoregon.org/

  • Gainesville’s Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice

    In response to the discriminatory law recently passed in Arizona (S.B. 1070), clergy, churches, and a wide array of religious groups in several cities across the nation have united to support immigrant justice rights, and we want to join them. In Gainesville, people of faith have been supporting immigrant justice for several years, especially through the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (ciw-online.org) and the Interfaith Action network (interfaithact.org).

    Contact: Rev. Richard MacMaster

    rmacmast@ufl.edu

  • Immigrant Justice Advocacy Movement

    IJAM was founded on a desire to see people of all national origins treated justly in our communities and country. We are the only  immigrant led, interfaith community organization solely focused on immigration issues in the KC metro area.We know that throughout history, religious communities and wisdom traditions, social movements, and  people from all walks of life have stood against injustice and worked so that people can live safely, be treated fairly, and build better lives for themselves and their families.

    http://www.ijamkc.org/

    Contacts: Laurie Anderson

    Myrna Orozco

     

  • Interfaith Immigration Coalition Minneapolis

    The Advocates for Human Rights – Volunteer Liaison to Faith Communities Check us out, sign up for action alerts:http://www.energyofanation.org/ Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) – Immigration and Policy Advocate; Immigrant Detainee Visitation. Our Mission is to use our diverse traditions to teach us and others of diverse faiths and the wider community to welcome our immigrant, refugee, and asylee sisters and brothers with love and compassion. We seek to connect and inform the communities about the challenges and hopes of immigrants, and work together for immigration reform. We will support serve and partner with immigrants-emigrants as they respond to the challenges of a broken system.
    FB Page  LINK
    Contact: Rev. John Gutterman www.interfaithimmigration@gmail.com
  • Interfaith Immigration Coalition- Washington DC

    The Interfaith Immigration Coalition is a partnership of faith-based organizations committed to enacting fair and humane immigration reform that reflects our mandate to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with dignity and respect.
    Contacts:
    Rev. Noel Andersen- Church World Service nandersen@churchworldservice.org
    Tammy Alexander Mennonite Central Committee TammyAlexander@mcc.org
  • Mississippi Religious Leadership Conference

    The Mississippi Religious Leadership Conference consists of many faith leders from across the state, joined together for the common purpose of discussing, addressing and participating in action that supports social justice, human rights, equality and other important issues in Mississippi today.

    Contact: Rev. Steve Casteel

    steve@mississippi-umc.org

  • New Jersey Immigration Policy Network (NJIPN)

    The New Jersey Immigration Policy Network (NJIPN) is a broad-based coalition of New Jersey organizations dedicated to protecting immigrant rights and promoting inclusiveness and full participation of immigrants in the life of the country. NJIPN is committed to incorporating the experience of grassroots communities in its policy and advocacy work. As a distinct institution, NJIPN works to enhance the effectiveness of pro-immigrant organizations and movements, and to facilitate communication, common purpose and collaboration among them.

    Contact Info: Charles “Shai” Goldstein, Executive Director

    SGoldstein@njipn.org

  • New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice

    Mission: To educate our community about immigration issues, provide compassionate services to immigrant families and advocate for a humane immigration reform.

    Contact: Pedro Ramos-Goycolea

    icu.ucc@gmail.

    http://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoFaithCoalitionForImmigrantJustice?fref=ts

  • New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

    New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia is an interfaith, multicultural immigrant rights organization working to build alliances across faith, ethnicity, and class in order to give voice to immigration injustices, and to enact policies that reflect our values of hospitality, justice and dignity.

    Phone: 215-279-7060

    http://www.sanctuaryphiladelphia.org/

     

     

  • New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform

    New York 

    New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform

    A network of diverse faith community leaders and organizations with a shared moral commitment to just and humane immigration laws and policy. Making the moral argument for reform that can have broad resonance for elected officials, policy makers, diverse religious leaders and congregations, and the public at large in order to promote, and expand the base of support for, immigration reform. Network members will include diverse religious leaders, leaders of faith-based organizations, and leaders of organizations whose members are affiliated with diverse faith communities, who embrace the goal of advocating for JHCIR.

    Contact Info:

    Diane Steinman, steinmandm@gmail.com

    Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-State-Interfaith-Network-for-Immigration-Reform/429692817069501

  • North Texas Justice for our Neighbors Network

    North Texas Justice for our Neighbors Network

    Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) is a faith-driven ministry, welcoming immigrants into our churches and communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education and advocacy. The JFON program was initiated by the General Board of Global Ministries in 1999 and has served thousands of immigrants throughout the United States.

    The United Methodist Community on Relief (UMCOR) sponsors the program with 24 clinic sites operating nationwide.

    Contact Info: Dee Weaver, Member, North Texas Justice for our Neighbors Network, dweavertx@sbcglobal.net

    Website: http://jfonsemi.org/about-2/

  • Oregon New Sanctuary Movement

    The Oregon New Sanctuary Movement (ONSM) is an interfaith coalition of individuals, faith leaders and congregations, called by our faith and conscience to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters residing in the United States. We are committed to lifting up the voices of our immigrant brothers and sisters, working for just and humane immigration reform, and the transformation of the social and economic systems that perpetuate the poverty in immigrants’ home countries that drives much of the migration to the US.

    http://www.oregonsanctuary.org/

    Contact: portlandsanctuary@gmail.com

  • San Francisco Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights – ICIR-CLUE-CA

    The Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (ICIR) was founded in 1993, in the wake of the passage of Proposition 187, by California religious leaders from diverse faith traditions to call together people of faith to promote the rights, fair treatment, and dignity of all iimmigrants regardless of their immigration status.

    http://icir-clue.blogspot.com/p/about.html

    ICIR Project Director: Rev. Deborah Lee
    dlee@clueca.org
    510-893-7106 x 319

  • The Alliance for Fair Immigration Reform (AFFIRM)

    The Alliance for Fair Immigration Reform (AFFIRM) is an alliance of more than 25 immigrant groups, religious and labor organizations, legal services and human service organizations. They are working together to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform legislation that will address the brokenness of the current immigration system. AFFIRM affirms the rights of immigrants to experience family reunification, protection of human, civil and worker rights, and the creation of a path to citizenship.

    Contact: Doug Mork from UFCW: doug@ufcw789.org

  • Washington New Sanctuary Movement

    Washington New Sanctuary Movement

    The Washington New Sanctuary Movement is an interfaith group committed to publicly protecting the rights of all immigrants, especially those at risk of deportation and whose families face unjust separation. We lift up opportunities for immigrants to share their personal experiences of injustice, and for faith communities to unite in response with material, legal, and moral support. We advocate for public policy changes that welcome immigrants as part of our communities, reflecting the human and religious values held by our diverse faith traditions.

    Contact: Michael Ramos, Executive Director, The Church Council of Greater Seattle

    mramos@thechurchcouncil.org

    washingtonsanctuary@gmail.com

    Washington New Sanctuary Movement

    Website: http://www.washingtonsanctuary.webs.com/

  • WISDOM

    WISDOM

    WISDOM is a statewide organization seeking justice and common good in Wisconsin which calls for faith communities, people of faith and all people of good will to welcome, assist, and befriend immigrants; faith communities, people of faith and all people of good will to speak out for just and fair treatment of immigrants and public policy changes which secure civil rights for all immigrants.

    Contact Info:

     Sister Barbara Pfarr, Director of Civil Rights of Immigrants Initiative, bpfarr_wisdom@sbcglobal.net

    Website: http://www.wisdomwi.org/CRI.htm