We are people who have always affirmed human diversity. We have always looked to the future and seen new possibilities. We must do so again. Let us be the people who break down the arbitrary barriers that divide us from them. We are one, and love and hope will guide us. Let us, together with all our brothers and sisters, build a new way. —Peter Morales, ' We Are One'
Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregations Join Interfaith Detention Center Vigil. On Saturday, October 6, three northern California UU congregations—UU Church of Berkeley, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, and the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists—joined a monthly interfaith immigration vigil at the Contra Costa County Detention Center, one of the largest centers for holding undocumented immigrants in Northern California. Read the full story.
Faithful Witness and Action
Faithful Witness and Action includes information and resources for organizing and carrying out actions in support of immigrant rights and family unification through Standing on the Side of Love; congregational stories of witness, action, and support; partner organizations; and opportunities for witness, advocacy, and solidarity in response to legislation, policies, events, and organizing campaigns.
Delegates at the 2010 General Assembly selected "Immigration as a Moral Issue" to be the 2010-2014 Congregational Study/Action Issue of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) of Congregations. This four-year commitment culminates in a Statement of Conscience which will be considered for approval by delegates at the 2013 General Assembly.
Stories of what other congregations have done to bring about justice or deepen learning on immigration.
Worship includes links to hymn and music suggestions, prayers, meditations, litanies, stories, and readings for adults, young, adults, youth, children, and multigenerational groups.
Theological Reflection includes sermon excerpts and reflection questions, small group ministry plans for people of all ages, and essays on a UU theology of immigration.
Religious Education includes program plans for children, youth, adults and multigenerational groups that explore topics connected with immigration justice and invite people to respond as they are called by Unitarian Universalist values and principles.
Immigration Policy includes information about federal and state public policy, legislation, government action concerning immigration,and analysis of migration to the United States.
For more information contact socialjustice @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Thursday, May 30, 2013.