Churches as Migrant Sanctuaries Then and Now In the mid-1980s, Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson gave refuge to Central Americans feeling civil war. 30 years later, the same church sparked the rebirth of church sanctuaries nationwide.

Churches as Migrant Sanctuaries Then and Now

Churches as Migrant Sanctuaries Then and Now

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In the mid-1980s, Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson gave refuge to Central Americans feeling civil war. 30 years later, the same church sparked the rebirth of church sanctuaries nationwide.

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