Faith into Action

Faith into Action

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

What is GBIO? University Lutheran Church is an active member of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO). Founded in 1998, GBIO is an organization of about 50 religious congregations and other local institutions that joined together to more powerfully pursue social justice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. GBIO is built on one-to-one relationships, formed…

Homeless Shelter

Jump to: Harvard Square Homeless Shelter | Harvard Square Summer Shelter Harvard Square Homeless Shelter In February of 1983, Harvard Divinity School student Stewart Guernsey worked with University Lutheran Church leaders to open a student-run emergency homeless shelter in the basement of the church building. Each winter since then, the Shelter has provided dinner,…

Sanctuary

At its 2017 annual meeting, University Lutheran Church, by a vote of 52-0 with 4 abstentions, resolved to declare itself a Sanctuary Church to support members of area communities who are under threat of deportation. The church subsequently partnered with other Boston-area groups to form the Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition. Current members are: Cambridge Minyan…