Whittier First Friends Church
A Quaker Meeting

13205 Philadelphia Street
Whittier CA 90601-4386
(562) 698-9805

"A Christian people called to listen, gathered to seek peace, and sent forth to serve."
We are an open and affirming faith community.

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Statement of Purpose of Safe Space
Approved by Monthly Meeting April 2, 2017
First Friends Church, a Quaker Meeting
MM0402.6 Outreach: First Friends as a Sanctuary for Immigrants- Becky Overmyer- Velazquez

First Friends Church, a Quaker meeting, affirms that it is a place of welcome, refuge, and healing for those made vulnerable by immigration status or some perceived status of difference, and that we work alongside our friends, families, and neighbors to ensure the dignity and human rights of all people. We pledge to follow the Spirit and our long tradition as the Religious Society of Friends to offer material and pastoral support, and to connect with other local and national sanctuary communities and institutions, immigrant rights groups and coalitions, and engage in educating, organizing, advocacy, and direct action, and other methods as deemed appropriate in each context, to ensure the safety and security of the undocumented community.

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Created 18-Oct-99 - Revised 16-Jun-17