July 1, 2012
The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA's) focus on immigration justice over the past several years, including the declaration of Immigration as a Moral Issue as the recommended study/action issue for congregations, and the just-completed Justice General Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz., in June 2012, has resulted in a rich collection of resources for congregations seeking to connect with this issue in their communities.
Gail Forsyth-Vail, the UUA’s Adult Programs director, said, “Immigration justice is a faith issue for us. As religious people this is what we are called to do. This is more than a political issue to us. These resources are designed to help us take up this issue and to make a difference where we live.”
The Rev. Ken Brown, district executive for the UUA’s Pacific Southwest District, notes that engaging locally is really just a matter of showing up. “One of the things I’ve learned over the years of being an activist is that, whatever congregation I’ve served or position I’ve been in, the important thing is to just show up and connect to the local community groups. Just being there for their issues, for their events, is the way to demonstrate this is something you care about.”
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Last updated on Sunday, December 22, 2013.
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