Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, the Baháʼí faith and many others share a central commitment to the sacredness of every person.
Welcome the refugee.
Treat the stranger as your own.
Compassion knows no borders.
Love has no walls.
For more than twenty years, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity has been joining hands with people of faith to act on these core beliefs. We defend the humanity of the immigrant and fight for the rights of the incarcerated. Working at the intersection of spirituality and social movements, we mobilize congregations to take a stand on issues of social justice like immigration and mass incarceration… [read more]
As people of faith, we are devastated that Governor Newsom and California senators failed to pass the VISION Act. Reverend Noel Anderson speaks about how the double punishment of ICE transfers goes against values of fairness, forgiveness, and justice. As faith communities, we’ll continue to keep the pressure on our elected officials to advocate for the end of all ICE transfers. #VISIONAct
We’re extremely disappointed by the recent news that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that GEO and the Federal Government could block California’s AB 32 from going into effect for the duration of the lawsuit. The state law bans private prisons and private immigration detention centers in California. The fight isn’t over, and while the case continues in court we’ll continue working to close every immigrant detention center. Immigration detention, like all forms of incarceration, is inhumane and unnecessary. We’ll continue to raise our voices together for real solutions. #FreeThemAll
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity youth leader Hulissa Aguilar shares her disappointment that California Senators and Governor Newsom failed to pass the VISION Act.
As Hulissa says, “Our families and our communities deserve to stay together.” We’ll continue to keep the pressure on our elected officials to advocate for the end of all ICE transfers.
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- Five Years of Sanctuary: Lakeshore’s Congregational Partnership with IM4HIBy Rev. Dr. Allison Tanner, Pastor of Public Witness, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church. Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church is an inclusive community of followers of Jesus who work to bless and heal our neighborhood. Grounded in a vision of justice, equality, and well-being for all, we work to embody beloved community in Oakland and the greater […]
- Abolition ResourcesIM4HI/DND Pilgrimage for a Better Future 2022 We invite you to read and share the Pilgrimage For a Better Future Resource Guide with educational resources and ways to take action that congregations, school communities, and individuals can use. Pilgrimage for a Better Future – English Pilgrimage for a Better Future – Spanish Lessons from the […]
- Over 340 Faith Leaders Urge Gov Newsom To Support the VISION ActOn Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022, over 340 faith leaders from across California and the United States will deliver a letter to Governor Newsom urging him to champion the VISION Act (AB 937) and sign the bill when it reaches his desk. The VISION Act would end California’s voluntary practice of transferring immigrants and refugees who […]
- IM4HI Celebrates: Ten Collective VictoriesOver the past few years, we have accomplished much together toward the goal of liberating our communities. We wanted to share a list of 10 major victories we’ve won, recognizing that each of these is the result of the contributions and commitments of so many. As we look ahead to the work to come, let us […]
- Resources: IM4HI FilmsDetention into Death Sentence At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, fathers, sons, brothers & grandfathers reached out to us from inside Mesa Verde immigration detention center with an urgent plea: COVID-19 “will turn our detention into a death sentence.” They have pleaded with ICE to no avail. We created this video […]