City Politics: New Sanctuary Movement Responds To ICE “Safe City” Raids With Prayer

City Politics: New Sanctuary Movement Responds To ICE “Safe City” Raids With Prayer

New Sanctuary Movement, an interfaith immigrant justice organization, held a prayer vigil and Sukkot ritual outside of the Philadelphia offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday, October 5, in response to what ICE has titled “Operation Safe City.” The operation targeted individuals in sanctuary cities across the United States, culminating in a […]

 

Immigration: Organization Fed Up with Government Delay on Reform

Immigration: Organization Fed Up with Government Delay on Reform

During a sunny afternoon at the White House on June 30, President Barack Obama stood at the podium in the Rose Garden and gave a descriptive argument in front of the media about his immigration bill, blaming the Republican Party from the U.S. House of Representatives for the lack of support. Months later, when it appeared the president would delay […]

 

Northwest: Building Interfaith Community by “Walking the Walk”

Northwest: Building Interfaith Community by “Walking the Walk”

The Interfaith Center of Philadelphia was born 10 years ago when a handful of spiritual leaders from some of the major religions in Philadelphia came together with the intention to establish bonds across the diverse spectrum of religion that thrives in the city. Today, ICP runs dozens of programs, like the Ride for Understanding, with […]

 By Christie Francis and Stephanie Klock

Al Dia: Organization Stands Up Against Anti-Immigration Legislation

Al Dia: Organization Stands Up Against Anti-Immigration Legislation

With a sweep of anti-immigration legislation in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, Tamara Jimenez, a volunteer at the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, said it’s time for immigrants in the city to get informed and stand up for themselves. The organization is planning an event to help raise awareness and pressure the public to stop copycat anti-immigration […]