Sanctuary Syllabus

Academic Books
Academic Journal Articles and Chapters
Trade Press Books
News Articles: Sanctuary Campuses
News Articles: Sanctuary Cities
New Articles: Sanctuary Practices 
Reports on Sanctuary
Sermons and Reflections
Academic Books

Collingwood, Loren and Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien, Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Coutin, Susan Bibler, The Culture of Protest: Religious Activism and the U.S. Sanctuary Movement (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993)

Crittenden, Ann, A Story of American Conscience and the Law in Collision (New York, NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988)

Cunningham, Hilary, God and Cesar at the Rio Grande: Sanctuary and the Politics of Religion (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1995)

Delgado, Melvin, Sanctuary Cities, Communities, and Organizations: A Nation at a Crossroads (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018)

García, Maria Cristina, Seeking Refuge: A Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006)

García, Mario T., Father Luis Olivares, a Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2018)

Robin, Lorentzen, Women in the Sanctuary Movement (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1991)

Rabben, Linda, Give Refuge to the Stranger: The Past, Present, and Future of Sanctuary (Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2011)

Rabben, Linda, Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2016)

Shoemaker, Karl, Sanctuary and Crime in the Middle Ages, 400-1500 (New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011)

Yukich, Grace, One Family Under God: Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Academic Journal Articles and Chapters

Barba, Lloyd, and Tatyana Castillo-Ramos, “Sacred Resistance: The Sanctuary Movement from Reagan to Trump” 16 Perspectivas (2019)

Beck, Chad Thomas, “Sanctuary for Immigrants and Refugees in Our Legal and Ethical WildernessInterpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 72:2 (2018)

Campbell, Kristina M., “Operation Sojourner: The Government Infiltration of the Sanctuary Movement in the 1980s and its Legacy on the Modern Central American Refugee CrisisUniversity of St. Louis Law Journal 13:3 (2017)

Cuison-Villazor, Rose, and Pratheepan Gulasekaram, “Sanctuary NetworksMinnesota Law Review 103:3 (2019)

González, Sergio, “The Sanctuary MovementOxford Research Encyclopedia of American History (2020)

Kagan, Michael, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Sanctuary CitiesScholarly Works  (2018)

Martínez, Daniel E., Ricardo D. Martínez-Schuldt, and Guillermo Cantor, “Providing Sanctuary or Fostering Crime? A Review of the Research on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ and CrimeSociology Compass 12:1 (January 2018)

Ruiz Martinez, Carlos, “The Question of Sanctuary: The Adorers of the Blood of Christ and the U.S. Sanctuary Movement, 1983-1996U.S. Catholic Historian 38:4 (2020)

Sostaita, Barbara “Escape Bound: Juana Luz Tobar Ortega’s Fugitive Poetics,” Southern Cultures 26:4 (2020)

Trade Press Books

Bau, Ignatius, This Ground is Holy: Church Sanctuary and Central American Refugees (Mahwah, NY: Paulist Press, 1985)

Davidson, Miriam, Convictions of the Heart: Jim Corbett and the Sanctuary Movement (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1988)

Golden, Renny, and Michael McConnell, Sanctuary: The New Underground Railroad (Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis Books, 1986)

Tomsho, Robert, The American Sanctuary Movement (Austin, TX: Texas Monthly Press, 1987)

 Online Media Articles: Sanctuary Campuses

Natanson, Hannnah, “Faust Says Harvard Will Not Be a ‘Sanctuary Campus’” The Harvard Crimson (12/7/2016)

Lloyd, Jens, “I Never Intended It To Become a Symbol of Resistance’: An Interview with Xavier Maciel about the Sanctuary Campus MovementReflections (2019)

News Articles: Sanctuary Cities

Savage, David G., “California’s ‘sanctuary’ rules stay in place after Supreme Court rejects Trump’s challengeLA Times (06/15/2020)

New Articles: Sanctuary Practices

McDaniel, Judith, “The Sanctuary Movement, Then and NowReligion and Politics (02/21/2017)

Ruiz-Martinez, Carlos “ Two Years Too Long: Pilgrims Honor Alex García’s Sanctuary Journey With 14,000 Steps of Joyful Resistance” Latino Rebels (September 26, 2019)

Sostaita, Barbara, “Listening for Footsteps Offering Brief Safety in a Hostile Place” BitchMedia (Winter 2020)

Reports on Sanctuary

Orozco, Myrna, Noel Anderson, et. al.,Sanctuary in the Age of Trump: The Rise of the Movement a Year into the Trump Administration” (January 2018)

Sermons and Reflections

Vicki Kemper, “Blessed Are the Powerless” (First Church of Amherst; September 8, 2019)