Love Your Neighbor and Welcome the Stranger

The Princeton Clergy Association is asking Princeton area religious groups to endorse this Love Your Neighbor/Welcome the Stranger statement. Our own UU Princeton Board of Trustees endorsed the statement on March 14, 2017

The Statement

As congregations serving the town of Princeton, we seek to live out the very foundation of our faiths by being in solidarity with immigrants, refugees, and other vulnerable populations in our community. Our covenant is to a ministry of accompanying, advocacy, and bold, faith-filled hospitality. We seek to walk with and support individuals and families who are involved in immigration proceedings, to advocate for fair and just immigration policies, and to care for our neighbors negatively impacted or families torn apart by immigration enforcement.

We pledge to work with non-profit groups, schools and public officials in representing and carrying out the values of loving the neighbor, welcoming the stranger, and speaking up for those who have no voice.

Our intent is to continue to carry out our existing ministries and services while discerning how best to be faithful and serve in the months and years ahead.