When It’s Just Not Right

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

Immigration: Seeking Solutions

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

Prayer Vigil for Anna Louise Inn

Cincinnati area UUs participate in the activitities of the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC) as one of the denomination judicatories. Homelessness/Affordable Housing is one of MARCC’s 2011 Concerns voted upon by judicatory delegates at the Judicatories Shared Planning Conference last November.

As many members and Friends of MARCC as possible need to join with others at a Prayer Vigil to support the progress of the Anna Louise Inn on Wednesday, August 10th at 9:30 am at the Hamilton County Court House on the Court House steps on the Main Street side.  Following this prayer vigil, at 11 am the court case will be heard inside the Court House.  We need everyone who is able to attend the prayer vigil to support the mission and renovation of the Anna Louise Inn where it stands now and has stood for over 100 years on Lytle Park Square providing safe and affordable housing for women in Cincinnati.  – Information submitted UUCGC and posted by Liz Woedl

Mobile Health Fair Information

There will be a mobile health fair on August 3 in downtown Dayton not specifically for migrant workers but for inner city residents. If  you want to participate as a volunteer in the Dayton health fair, Jenny Bailer is the person to contact at: jbailer@woh.rr.com.

For information on mobile health fairs, many of which are for migrant workers, press this link to the Synod of the Covenant. – Links posted by Liz Woedl

Immigration as a Moral Issue, Part 4

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