“(Boston, MA) The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), was convicted August 5, 2011, on misdemeanor charges stemming from his nonviolent civil disobedience in Phoenix, Ariz., in July 2011…Rev. Morales responds…” – Link posted by Liz Woedl
Campbell Robertson of the New York Times describes what happens when Bishops Criticize Tough Alabama Immigration Law. “CULLMAN, Ala. — On a sofa in the hallway of his office here, Mitchell Williams, the pastor of First United Methodist Church, announced that he was going to break the law. He is not the only church leader making such a declaration these days…..” – Link posted by Liz Woedl
Sunday, August 14, 10:30 – 11:30am, Seeking Solutions. We’ll gain a broader understanding of immigration from a faith-based perspective, and from our UU tradition and consider ways in which we can achieve a policy on immigration that is in keeping with Unitarian Universalist principles. We will have a special guest, Dr. Shelly Jarrett Bromberg, Associate Professor, Department: Spanish/Portuguese; Latin American Studies.
For the handouts and information go to https://huucsj.wordpress.com/immigration/. – Submitted by Liz Woedl
A Journal News article, July 20, 2011, examines the high rate of deportations of illegal immigrants in Butler County and it’s use of a national immigration database to identify detainees. In Ohio, 426 people had been deported through Secure Communities through May, according to ICE. To read the article, click here: Journal News 20Jul2011. – Submitted by Liz Woedl
On Sunday, July 17, Hopedale UU Community will continue to explore the UUA Study/Action Issue “IMMIGRATION AS A MORAL ISSUE” focusing on Security, Enforcement and Human Rights. We’ll get a glimpse of the enormity of the human suffering caused by the U.S.’ enforcement-only immigration policy and consider how human rights are protected (or not).
For the handouts and links go to https://huucsj.wordpress.com/immigration/. – Submitted by Liz Woedl