Rev. Patrick McLaughlin of UU Manchester (far right) at the June 2019 Prayer Vigil.
Sanctuary for Immigrants
Currently, there are three New Hampshire churches that have pledged to be a “level 1” Sanctuary. That is, they will physically house people who are in danger of deportation.
Churches that cannot make this great a commitment can pledge to be “level 2” Sanctuaries. That is, they will provide volunteer support to the “level 1” churches. Any “level 1” church will need about 5-6 “level 2” churches to sustain it with the needed volunteers.
Any church may sign the solidarity pledge here(PDF). So far, about 25 churches and religious bodies in New Hampshire have made this pledge. If you, your pastor or your congregation signs it, please send it back to us and let us know!
Interfaith Prayer Vigils for Immigrant Justice
The NH Immigrant Solidarity Network organizes Interfaith Prayer Vigils outside the Norris Cotton Federal Building each day an immigrant is required to check in with ICE.
These vigils are acts of witness to the violence that the US immigrant system inflicts upon immigrants and their families.
When it is safe to gather in person, we meet on the first and third Tuesday the Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut St, Manchester.
All vigils begin at 9AM and end around 10AM.
During this period of social distancing, we meet on the first Tuesday of the month over Zoom. Please contact us to get the necessary link.
Bond Fund for Immigrants
The NH Bail and Bond Fund, a project of UUANH and others, raises and disperses funds for detained immigrants. Read more about their work and how you can support them here.
Immigrant Solidarity Walk 2019
When: August 21-24
We began at South Church, Concord, 27 Pleasant St
We ended at Stafford County Detention Facility
Walkers from the 2018 Immigrant Solidarity Walk from Manchester to Dover.