New Sanctuary Movement

Our community currently provides sanctuary to Carmela Apollonia Hernandez and her four children and supports their struggle for the right to live freely without threat of deportation. Their campaign is run by New Sanctuary Movement.

New Sanctuary Movement builds community across faith, ethnicity, and class in their work to end injustices against immigrants regardless of immigration status, express radical welcome for all, and ensure that values of dignity, justice, and hospitality are lived out in practice and upheld in policy.

Contact Julia Chrestay or Heather Nicholson to get involved. 

Interfaith Hospitality

Since their founding in 1991, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN) has moved 300 families—840 individuals— from homelessness to stability. They provide assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive service and transitional housing. Equipped with new skills and relationships, 92% of their families do not return to shelter programs after their NPIHN experience.

Contact Jay Johnson to get involved. 

Museum of Art & Peace

The Museum of Art and Peace was established in 2011 as a project of Germantown Mennonite Church.

The Museum’s mission is to show contemporary art of the highest quality and explore the way visual creativity promotes ideas of peacemaking and social justice with a public program of changing exhibitions and projects.

The location within the Germantown Mennonite Church’s meeting space gives an added context. Dating back to 1683, Germantown Mennonite Church is the oldest Mennonite congregation in North America, and has consistently been at the forefront of the Anabaptist traditions of peacemaking and social justice.

Currently, The Museum of Art and Peace is directed by a volunteer committee of congregants who are arts professionals. Exhibitions change quarterly. 

Contact Betsy Morgan to get involved.

Other Opportunities

GMC also supports Urban Resources Development CorporationGermantown Mennonite Historic Trust, Kingdom Builders Network, and the Brethren-Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests. Contact Jeff Garis, Chair of Peace & Social Concerns Committee.  


(215) 843-5599

21 W Washington Ln.

Philadelphia. PA 19143

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