Justice and advocacy are a rich part of ULCH’s history and there are a variety of ways to get involved with diverse local and global justice and advocacy programs. Through our Nigeria Partnership, we continue our relationship with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Jos, Nigeria. We also partner with Loaves and Fishes and The Sheridan Story to provide food for those in need.
Sanctuary and Immigration
Because the Gospel calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves, ULCH declares our partnership with immigrants and others to resist unjust immigration policies and to offer our building as a holy sanctuary. ULCH joins dozens of other local churches, in partnership with ISAIAH, who vow to create or support sacred spaces of refuge for immigrant individuals and/or families that are in immediate danger of deportation, and to be a community of love, hospitality, and fellowship for those in our care.
As part of this effort we have also partnered with other communities of faith near the University of Minnesota to form the University Area Sanctuary Coalition. Together these congregations vow to welcome the stranger, honor all people as children of God, and to offer our buildings as safe spaces. Follow the University Area Sanctuary Coalition on Facebook for updates about advocacy opportunities and events.
Once a month ULCH hosts Racial Justice Meetups where participants discuss congregational efforts to advocate for racial justice, and to educate themselves about issues related to racism, white supremacy, and the structures that continue to oppress people of color. Check out the calendar for upcoming meetups.
Families Moving Forward
ULCH also work closely with Families Moving Forward, hosting homeless families in our building two weeks a year.If you are interested in helping out, check back here for more information as we get closer to our next week of service in the fall.
You can find a full detailed list of ways to get involved here.
If you are interested in participating in any of these justice and advocacy programs, please contact us here at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-331-5988.