╬ ST. JOHN OF GOD SANCTUARY COMMUNITY ╬
☼ Report on Projects ☼
Guided by the Spirit, we have continued the Sanctuary commitment to solidarity through:
Human Rights Advocacy and Accompaniment: Funds were given to the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and Faith in Action to sustain their work of human rights advocacy for all people, regardless of their immigration status. Members of the St. John of God community have accompanied our immigrant sisters and brothers in deportation, asylum, detention and bond hearings. Through accompaniment and solidarity, as well as our prayerful support, our sisters and brothers know they are not alone in their fight and that they have the support of faith-based communities.
Development: Funds were given to anti-gang efforts at Santa Rosa of Lima Church in San Salvador. The funds enable parish teens to continue their high school education in a collaborative project with the Ministry of Education. The teens study in a supportive environment that is safe from gang-related threats and intimidation. Of the 97 students in the program, 43 will graduate this December and the remaining 54 will graduate next year. Also, funds given to Voices on the Border were used to support a women’s group in Morazán, El Salvador, that provides workshops on women’s rights and counsels domestic violence victims.
Direct Support: In the past year funds were given to the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), for legal and social services for local immigrants. This nonprofit is a leader in providing legal and social services to low-income Latino immigrants.
☼ Please Support SJOG Sanctuary Work in 2017-2018 ☼
Please make checks payable to St. John of God (in memo line put “C.A.R. Fund”)
Committee Chair– Adrienne Plasse firstname.lastname@example.org
Accompaniment Organizer—Muriel Scala email@example.com
We invite parish community members to join us.