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Immigration Team


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Immigrant Welcoming Congregation

Unity Temple is an Immigration Welcoming Congregation (IWC) and participates in a coalition of other Chicagoland IWC's through the Chicago Religious Leadership Network (CRLN).

Some of our team members also participate in the ministries of the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants (ICDI), including: Court Watch; Prison Visitation; Post-Detention Accompaniment, a weekly vigil outside the Broadview Detention Center; and the Unaccompanied Children’s Interfaith Ministry.   

Refugee Resettlement

This year we have a new partnership with RefugeeOne, the leading refugee resettlement organization in Chicago.  Refugee One works directly with refugee families providing furnished housing, social services, employment and language assistance. 

Through RefugeeOne, we are currently sponsoring two families.  One family is Rohingya Burmese, and the other family is from the Ivory Coast.  As a sponsor, we provide funds and needed supplies, weekly visits, mentoring and tutoring, and cross-cultural companionship.  We are committed to developing long-term relationships and a network of care and support. 

To learn more about ways to get involved, or to be added to our email list, please contact: