Refugee, Resettlement, and Sanctuary Movement

Refugee and Resettlement Ministry and the Sanctuary Movement

Roughly 11 million undocumented people live in the US and, according to the UNHCR, “an unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from him. Among them 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.”

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society and the General Board of Global Ministries’ Methodist Border Mission Network advocate for changed policies, educate our congregations, and provide hands on ministry here in the US (with other programs serving around the world).

QAUMC supports the general church’s work, but we also partner here in Seattle. We are part of the Sanctuary Movement locally. We serve as a “spoke” of support to the hub of Saint Mark’s.   Following the biblical mandate to welcome the stranger and love our neighbor, we work with Saint Mark’s and Casa Latina as well as the Church Council of Greater Seattle and the City of Seattle.

Jaime Rubio Sulficio is currently living at Saint Mark’s Cathedral as it offers sanctuary for him. He is a father, husband, business owner, and father of a US citizen. He is staying at Saint Mark’s while he seeks a legal resolution that would allow him to remain in the country.

You can also support us by giving online for this either at Saint Mark’s Cathedral or at The Well, our community outreach ministry.