Theology Uncorked – No More Deaths

Faithful Resistance – Humanitarian Aid Is Never a Crime

Monday, December 10, 2018


Rev. John Fife is a retired Presbyterian minister, human rights advocate and a founding member of the Sanctuary movement. Between 1982 and 1992, some 15,000 Central Americans came through his church, Southside Presbyterian Church, seeking asylum after fleeing civil war and death squads in their home countries.

No More Deaths began in 2004 in the form of a coalition of community and faith groups dedicated to stepping up efforts to stop the deaths of migrants in the desert and to achieving the enactment of a set of Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform.

In 2002, Fife helped start the Samaritan Patrol along the Mexico- Arizona border. Its purpose is to help relieve the suffering of migrants by offering food and water, and advocating for a more humane border policy.

In 2011, No More Deaths published A Culture of Cruelty, documenting three years of abuse that thousands of immigration detainees had endured.

In January,2017, Scott Warren, a volunteer for No More Deaths, was arrested and charged with harboring migrants. His arrest followed the release of a video by No More Death of a Border Patrol agent destroying water jugs left in the desert for migrants.

The talk will focus on how faith communities can support Scott Warren and the other 9 volunteers who face criminal charges for providing humanitarian aid to migrants and refugees in the Sonoran Desert borderlands.

Theology Uncorked is a free program for theological reflection, good conversation, delicious wines and fresh popcorn! This program is offered usually on the first Monday of each month with presentations, movies, etc., which allow us to further examine our lives as it relates to Christ’s teachings. You are welcome to bring snacks or a bottle of wine to share as we delve into our theology! All are welcome to join us!