Jesus is Betrayed & Arrested
Suddenly, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, came with a mob carrying swords and clubs. They had been sent by the chief priests, legal experts, and elders.
His betrayer had given them a sign: “Arrest the man I kiss, and take him away under guard.”
As soon as he got there Judas said to Jesus, “Rabbi!” Then he kissed him. Then they came and grabbed Jesus and arrested him.
Becoming a Solidarity Congregation
Solidarity congregations use their voice to offer public support of immigrants and refugees as well as committing time and resources to these communities.
THIS IS THE COMMITMENT:
- Make a public statement about the congregation standing with immigrants and refugees.
- Pass congregational resolution committing to offer resources of the congregation to support including 3 or more of the below:
- Consistently use liturgy and prayer to theologically support immigrant and refugee communities during worship services.
- Fundraise for legal fees to support a family to get on their feet again if they lose a breadwinner due to deportation or detention.
- Recruit members to participate in rapid response efforts in the event of ICE raid, including participating in public witness, prayer vigils, and/or non-violent civil disobedience (training will be provided).
- Lead a supply drive for individuals or families who take Sanctuary in other congregations, or to help a to family get on their feet again if they lose a breadwinner due to deportation or detention.
- Commit members to participate in policy advocacy to stop deportation and detention, such as calling/writing local elected officials.
Talk to your elders and pray as we explore this call.
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