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We are called by God, scripture, tradition, and our life together to live out our faith in our relationships in the world.

We are called to act on our principles that all people have inherent worth regardless of their national origin, citizenship or legal status.

We are called to stand with those suffering injustice and to work to change the systems causing it.

We see and reject the vilification and criminalization of immigrants across the globe as antithetical to our faith and our moral commitment to justice.

Therefore Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, declares itself a Sanctuary Church, standing in solidarity with immigrants and other organizations working on their behalf.

Adopted by the congregation on November 29, 2018

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