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Immigrant Justice

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'

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Unitarian Universalists (UUs) across the country are joining with interfaith and immigrant justice partners to continue to stand on the side of love and advocate for immigration reform and to stop detentions and deportations.

We are participating in the #Not One More Deportation with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition  calling on President Obama to provide administrative relief and stop the deportations while we continue to work for reform.

Empower your own voice and activism on a UU College of Social Justice on a border journey to Arizona and Mexico! Grounded in theological reflection, our journey will help you and your congregation understand the issues and discern your path toward effective action. Dates are flexible. Read Lessons from the Border by Rev. Kathleen McTigue UU College of Social Justice Director.

Let us know what you and your congregation are doing—write to us at love @ uua.org.

Read Rev. Allison Farnum, Minister of UU Church of Ft. Myers blog Lives in Limbo: A Visit to the Glades County Detention Center and see our Webinar & Resources on Breaking the Isolation of Immigration Detention: Starting a Visitation Program.

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.

Immigration as a Moral Issue Statement of Conscience (SOC) was adopted at General Assembly 2013. Read the final text of the SOC.

Congregational Stories

Stories of what other congregations have done to bring about justice or deepen learning on immigration.

Worship

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

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

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

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 Friday, August 15, 2014.

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General Assembly 2014 workshop: Immigration as a Moral Issue.  Learn how UU congregations are reaching out in love and part of building the movement for migrant justice. Hear from national and local leaders on how our faith calls us to act and what can be done now. Presenters: Rev. Peter Morales, Sister Simone Campbell, Rev. Dr. David Breeden, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Katia Hansen of UU RISE, and B Loewe from NDLON. Sponsor: Commission on Social Witness.

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Workshop: Road from Phoenix: Building on Justice General Assembly.  What did we learn about Unitarian Universalist justicemaking and witness from Justice GA? How did we “take Justice GA home” to our congregations? UU and migrant justice leaders assess our achievements together in Phoenix and across the country, transformation in our faith, and next steps for building partnerships and Beloved Community.

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We must continue to raise our voices for an immigration reform bill that promotes justice and compassion, and keeps families together. See our step-by-step guide to making your voice heard.
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