The collection contains the records of East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) from 1982 through 2000. Founded in 1982, the organization
was created by local congregations to help refugees to the United States from El Salvador and Guatemala. By 2000, E BSC expanded
its mission to provide support for refugees from anywhere in the world and is still active.
The East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (eastbaysanctuary.org)was formed in 1982 on the anniversary of the assassination of Oscar
Romero by five founding congregations. Based in Berkeley, CA, EBSC was founded to provide protection, support, and advocacy
for Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees. By 1985 membership had grown to 25. Initially, refugees were housed among the covenanting
3.8 linear feet (4 record boxes)
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