Join our Solidarity Network to pledge your support for our brothers and sisters who are targeted – especially immigrants and Muslims - and to provide leadership to stop the hate and fear-mongering that hurts us all.

Click here to find out ways you can act in solidarity and sign on to be part of PACT's Solidarity Network.

Our Solidarity Statement

 

We are clergy, faith and community leaders with PACT: People Acting in Community Together, a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that leads grassroots organizing to build a more healthy and just community. 

Across our different faith traditions, we share the value of dignity and respect for all people.  We are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, to recognize and nurture our interdependence, and to heal the world.

Therefore, we have formed a Solidarity Network to stand with, speak up, and take action to support and protect members of our community who are targeted with hate or fear.   

We have pledged to speak and act in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors and kin. Today we commit ourselves to the protection of undocumented immigrants facing the threat of deportation.

Our Solidarity Network includes 70 congregations throughout Santa Clara County, from Gilroy to Palo Alto, from East San Jose to Cupertino.  We are linked to the work of congregations with the PICO Network across the Bay Area, California, and the country.  Over 350 congregations from at least 17 religious traditions are taking action nationwide!

Our congregations and faith communities will contribute to this Solidarity Network in a variety of ways. Some will offer sanctuary or refuge to individuals and families at immediate risk of deportation. Some will provide support to these families and to the faith communities offering refuge. And others will join our collaborative Rapid Response Network to show up as moral and legal observers when families face an immediate threat.    

We invite other communities to join our Solidarity Network, to participate in the training and partnership that will make our actions most effective, and to live out our many faith traditions by working for the liberation of all.

In Solidarity,

Los Gatos United Methodist Church

San Jose First United Methodist Church

St. Jude Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community

Temple Emmanu-El

Wesley United Methodist Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Advent Lutheran Church

Alum Rock United Methodist Church

Congregation Shir Hadash

Diocese of San Jose: 54 Catholic parishes

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto

First Unitarian Church of San Jose

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church

Insight Meditation Center

Lieu Quan Buddhist Temple

(Partial list as of December 10)

Imam Tahir Anwar · Rabbi Melanie Aron · Kimberly Axtell · Blake Balajadia. · Rev. Charlotte Bear · Laurel Beecher · Genie Bernardini · Zahra Billoo · Rev. David Bird · Pamela Bond · Rev. Dr. Ernest Boyer · Rev. Peggy Bryan · Erin Carder-McCoy · Carla Collins · Pattie Cortese · Rev. Deacon Kathleen Crowe · Gene DeForrest · Rev. Shelley · Denney Maha Elgenaidi · Akemi Flynn · Richard Hobbs ·  Rev. David DongSeong Ko · Rev. Penelope Duckworth · Rev. Robert A. Fambrini, SJ · Jaime Fearer · Rev. Jerry Fox (retired) · Donna Furuta · David Gerard · Rev. Terry Gleeson · Rev. Shinya Goto · Rev. Jennifer Goto · Ian Greensides · Marsha Grilli · Matt Hammer · Nicol Hammond · Barbara Hansen · J. Manuel Herrera · Rabbi Debbie Israel · Rev. Wilma Jakobsen · Berget Jelane · Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones · Curtis A. Jones · Rev. D. Andrew Kille · Bonita Krasnopoler · Rev. Nicole Lamarche · Rev Sarah Lapenta-H · Stephen Lee · Raymond Lockley ·Alice Lynch · The Rev. George Anne ·  McDonnell · Moria Merriweather · Joyce Miller · Aleiah Mims · David K. Mineta · Lauren Minkel · Jesse Nattamai · Kim Loan Nguyen · Forrest Nixon · Christian Ollano · Tovis Page · Sara Pearson · Fr. Jon Pedigo · Bob Pedretti · Joan Picken · Rev. Geoff Rimositis · Rudy Romo · Anne Rosenzweig · Rachel Samoff · Nicole Sardella ·Virginia Shea · Kona Shen · Michee Smith · Rev. Channing Smith · Aurora Solis · Rebecca Stegeman · Rev. Erik Swanson · Maristella Tapia · Lily Tenes · Rev. Dale M. Weatherspoon · Harriet Wolf

 

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