In keeping with our seven principles and as social justice allies, our mission is to support and enhance the rights of refugees and immigrants in our community. We provide information; promote understanding and engagement of our fellow UU congregants to these ends.

The Immigrant Justice Action Group will work to:

  • Take action to demonstrate and support immigrants as they express their needs.
  • Educate fellow congregants on issues facing immigrants in our community.
  • Support congregants in becoming allies to immigrants.
  • Interface with other organizations and faith groups in Portland working on immigration issues and actively participate in the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ).
  • Partner with other allied action groups within the Social Justice Council.

Visit us at the social justice table in Margaret Fuller Hall on the first and third Sundays of the month. We have quarterly all-church informational and action-oriented meetings to address issues and support immigrants and refugees in our community. Watch your bulletin for details.

Contact: Wendy Rankin

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Immigrant Justice group quarterly all-church meeting. The Muslim experience in Portland: Our speakers will be Wajdi Said of the Muslim Educational Trust and a recent Muslim immigrant from Somalia.


Last Thursday of every month, at 10 a.m. A vigil at the ICE offices in the South Waterfront, 4310 SW Macadam Avenue

The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice invites you to join in a monthly vigil expressing support and love for families affected by ICE detentions in Oregon. Meet on the east side of the facility at the trolley station. Last Thursday of every month – January 25, February 22, March 29.

Second Thursday of every month, Thawing ICE: Mindful Walk for Immigrant Justice, 12-1p.m., 4310 SW Macadam Avenue

All are invited to join a silent walk of compassion and solidarity. Participants need not be Buddhists or of any faith. Instruction in the practice of moving meditation is provided at the start of each walk. Sheltered bench area available for seated meditation. Sponsored by Buddhist Peace Fellowship Portland, Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, and Ziji Collective. February 8, March 8, April 12.