Everyone will sit under their own vine
    and under their own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
    for the Lord Almighty has spoken.

Micah 4:4

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We are progressive thinkers, dreamers, innovators, organizers, and leaders, sometimes well received and sometimes apostate, who all share a passion for honesty, inclusion, and justice inside and outside the Church. We dream of a world filled with peace, economic equality, and freedom from the yoke of oppression for ALL people. And when we say ALL we mean ALL. More than anything, we dream of a world filled with love. 

As we see institutional churches falter, we believe it is time for new dreams, new connections, and new leaders. Fig Tree Revolution exists to connect leaders in local churches and communities who have innovative dreams to prophetically speak to injustice in all of society and to mobilize local churches and communities to work together to achieve concrete change alongside those directly impacted by injustice. Wanna change the world? Then join us!

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Right now, the House of Representatives is considering legislation that would jeopardize the lives of refugees, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations. President Trump's and the House Appropriations Committee budget proposals would significantly cut funds to serve refugees in the United States and abroad, while also unnecessarily ballooning an already bloated immigration detention and deportation system and further militarizing border communities. As Congress prepares its budget for fiscal year 2018, we have an opportunity to protect the U.S. refugee resettlement program and stop the administration's mass immigration detention and deportation force. 

Sign on today! We are asking faith leaders and faith-based organizations across traditions to stand in solidarity with refugees and immigrants by signing a letter urging our lawmakers enshrine our values of compassion, hospitality, and welcome.

Congress has the "power of the purse" and can protect funding to serve refugees, while standing against increased funding for detention, deportation, and border militarization that tears families and communities apart. As we face the worst displacement crisis in global history with more than 22 million refugees worldwide, now is the time to demonstrate moral leadership and resettle more refugees, not less. We also need our Senators and Representatives to hear from us now!

Please call 3 times to connect with your Representative and both of your Senators
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I urge you to protect refugee assistance and resettlement from the cuts contained in trump’s and the House budget proposals. Please also reduce funding for detention, deportation and border militarization, which only tear families and communities apart. My community welcomes refugees and immigrants, and I urge you to reflect the best of our American values of compassion, hospitality, and welcome.

As people of faith, we are called to love our neighbor, welcome the sojourner, and care for the most vulnerable among us. Right now, we have a moral and legal obligation to ensure all of our neighbors find welcome in their communities. We ask faith leaders and community members to stand up in solidarity with refugees and immigrants.

Sign this letter to oppose massive cuts for programs that help refugees integrate and thrive, and to oppose funding the administration's mass deportation force, for expanded immigration detention, and for border militarization.

Please sign on and make a call to ensure our leaders reflect the best of our nation and carry our proud history of moral leadership.

Thank you for all your work and support!

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resources to resist

We strongly encourage you to check out the websites below and USE the resources to address the harmful policies that will be coming out of the donald trump administration.

And remember, our best resources are each other so join the Fig Tree Revolution by signing up below to ensure the RESISTANCE grows!

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Photo: Steve Pavey www.stevepavey.com

Photo: Steve Pavey www.stevepavey.com

provide sanctuary for immigrants/refugees facing deportation

The Sanctuary Movement helps to defend the rights of immigrants and refugees from the promises of donald trump to deport millions of immigrants and refugees through providing sanctuary for immigrants facing deportation. There is lots of great information including links to specific details as to what providing sanctuary means for congregations under the

Photo: Steve Pavey www.stevepavey.com

Photo: Steve Pavey www.stevepavey.com

it is crucial for immigrants to know their rights

With a trump administration likely to arrest, detain, and deport millions of immigrants it is crucial for immigrants to know their rights. The National Immigration Law Center has excellent resources you can download and hand out to folks that talk about what their rights are when encountering law enforcement, when they are victims of a raid, or even when participating in a demonstration. Please connect below and share these with immigrants in your community. 

Photo: Steve Pavey www.stevepavey.com

Photo: Steve Pavey www.stevepavey.com

stand with standing rock

Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) has created an excellent resource to stand with the people at Standing Rock and to understand this movement for protecting the land and resources and for understanding this specific movement within the larger context of settle colonialism. It contains ideas for short and immediate actions as well as longer and more intense actions. 

the revolution will be televised

Remembering Sandra Bland, featuring our own Kenya Cummings. These voices are among our greatest treasures of 2016. We hope you will hear them, believe them, and take their words to heart. 

When prosecutor and devout Christian Preston Shipp began teaching in a Nashville prison, he never thought he'd be the one to get schooled. But the friendship he forges with one young prisoner puts his faith in the justice system and in Jesus to the ultimate test. 

When just 16-years-old, Jasmine was forced to fend for herself when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeted her undocumented parents. Going to high school during the day and working at night, she couldn't make ends meet and suffered extreme poverty and oppressive loneliness. This is when the church stepped in.