Central Baptist Church's affiliation with the Philadelphia New Sanctuary Movement is a renewal of CBC's prophetic engagement in the original Sanctuary Movement, declared in a congregational vote in 1984. This reaffirmation today of our historic commitment is grounded in our congregation's vision of “justice rooted in spirituality” and “making a difference in community.”-Congregational Meeting April 25th, 2010.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day of the Dead -- Nov 1st Action at City Hall and DA's office

DAY OF THE DEAD PROCESSION on Nov 1st @ City Hall and the DA's officeNSM plans are in the works to put together a creative public action calling for the end of the fear and silence in the Philadelphia immigrant community due to police and ICE collaboration!  Watch for details. As we process around city hall, we'll be stopping at each corner for a different symbolic action to be lead by various immigrant groups. 

*** There has been some conversation among CBC's immigration group about organizing to do group singing at public events like this.  NSM has asked if CBC can be prepared for Nov 1st and lead something musical on one of the four corners?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Immigration - Art - Action fundraising event for New Sanctuary

NSM 1st Annual "Immigration, Art, and Action" fundraising event -- Saturday, Oct 23rd, 7pm to 10pm @ Philadelphia Praise Center / 1701 Mckean St., Philadelphia PA 19145-2913. (map)
You'll start seeing info in the CBC bulletin and newsletter about this exciting evening of live music/dance performances and a silent auction. CBC's own Yatz Marcano will be dancing!  We also have an Ecuadorian dance group lined up, and "InMotion" - an Philly-based Indonesian band.  Auction items include art by Philly artist/activists Harvey Finkle and Joe Brenman, items by Ron Morgan, autographed books, restaurant gift certificates, and more.   Proceeds will support NSM's new "Community Leadership Training Program" of ongoing workshops to cultivate leadership from within affected immigrant communities in Philadelphia.  Tickets available for purchase on the NSM website www.sanctuaryphiladelphia.org or at the door.  $15 individual / $30 family / $50 "super booster".