At least six different faith traditions and dozens of denominations were all in one room Sunday, December 18. Many of the world's religions were represented. From Unitarian to Evangelical from Muslim to Jewish communities and everyone in between.
Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp said, "We are compelled by the moment we are in right now that there's an urgency to express our compassion to people who are most vulnerable in the world right now."
The gathering was to help train faith leaders on sanctuary and how to provide a safe place for immigrants and those who feel they are in danger.
"My religious ancestors were sheltered from persecution by Muslims from the Ottoman Empire during the time of reformation,” Tim Kraus of First Unitarian Church said. “I would hope this country would could welcome other people who are suffering oppression from violence and war in the same fashion."