It’s a well-known fact that some of the strongest relationships are formed over food. I’m sure that everyone can think of at least one example, whether its a Thanksgiving meal shared with a large family, weekend pizza with good friends, or that first dinner date where something between you seemed to just click. Food and community go together so frequently that it is almost impossible to separate the two.
When Ingrid Encalada Latorre came to our congregation for sanctuary in 2017, she knew her case was a long shot. The more work we did with her – reaching out to attorneys, talking to legislators – the less sure we were about what the path forward could be for her.
Foothills Climate Justice Ministry group is very involved with the roll-out of SB-181 in Larimer County.
This year a number of Fort Collins Lutheran churches were anchor sponsors for the first Multi-Faith Home build at The Habitat for Humanity Harmony Cottages site on the SE corner of Taft Hill & Harmony. There are a total of thirteen congregations involved in this project including Temple Or Hadash (reform Judaism) and the Islamic Center, […]
Foothills Climate Justice Ministry helps lead spontaneous participation of eco-groups to grab control of fracking in our community.
Since last October, Sanctuary Everywhere has grown from providing in-church Sanctuary to Ingrid, an immigrant from Peru with a deportation order over her head, to accompanying asylum seekers living in detention under circumstances you’ve read about; to working with lawyers to get parole for them; and to providing housing with a host family, and a Village to support them as the asylum seeker navigates their new life in this country.
Beloveds, We are filled with gratitude to share that our sanctuary guests, Lorenzo and his two year-old son Pedro, were able to return home late Monday afternoon. Shortly after communicating that Lorenzo was in sanctuary, his lawyer received notification from a senior official within the regional Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office that Lorenzo was no […]
From March 24 through April 28, our Share the Plate recipient was Sanctuary Everywhere.
These are the words my 3-year-old niece sometimes says on repeat: My Body My Choice! My Body My Choice!
We assumed that at some point it was likely that Border Patrol would tell us to stop, tell us that we would be arrested if we proceeded. But we did think that most of the 100 or so of us “arrestables” would make it to the zone before that happened. However, that was not the way it happened.