UUCE’s Refugee Sanctuary Project

UUCE’s Refugee Sanctuary project is an open group, and we welcome your participation and ideas.

Meetings are announced in the weekly order of service.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 4: This UU Refugee Sanctuary Project meeting will feature an informal conversation with fellow UU Judy Shaw, who spent several months in Oxford, England this fall.  The theme of Judy’s presentation is: “Perspective from the UK on the Treatment of Refugees.”  All are welcome to join us for this special event at 11:30am after Sunday service. Snacks will be provided.

June 2018: We Are Neighbors photo exhibit at UUCE.  This exhibit consists of 23 photographs of immigrants who live in Lane County. The exhibit includes photographs from the original  We Are Neighbors collection, which first premiered in 1996. This expanding collection celebrates the contributions and inspirational life stories of immigrants as integral members of our local community and our neighbors. Participants in the exhibit emigrated from countries including Chile, Palestine, Ireland, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India. Local photographers include Paul Dix, Melissa Nolledo, Herb Everett, and Irwin Noparstak.


ACTION Resource

One Year of Muslim and Refugee Bans: Showing Up in Solidarity Against Discrimination
January 27 – February 3, 2018   Week of Action Toolkit

Refugee School Kit Project

The UUCE Sanctuary team completed our fall 2017 campaign to contribute 100 school supplies kits to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for distribution to children in refugee camps. Over 8 million children live in refugee camps in Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and many other countries. Children in camps need a sense of normalcy and yearn to learn. Basic schooling is a humanitarian right, just like water, sanitation, food, shelter, and security.  According to a recent UNICEF report, the majority of primary and secondary school-aged children say they want to attend school, But families fled their homes with only the barest of essentials.





Video Resources