Immigration as a Moral Issue: Study Group
Final Editing of Immigration Proposal to the Congregation, Thursday March 8, 7 PM
Please join us for the fourth and final session of the adult RE class "Immigration as a Moral Issue" on Thursday March 8, 7 PM. Participants will make final revisions to a proposal to become an "immigrant welcoming congregation" to be presented for a congregational vote at the May 20 UTUUC Annual Meeting. READ STATEMENT HERE This statement will provide us with the framework for participating in the development of a Statement of Conscience on Immigration by the UUA, and for the many direct service and advocacy actions that our congregation members are already doing. The Immigration Action Team has been at work on this action item for well over a year. All members and friends are invited to participate in the final revision.
"Immigration as a Moral Issue," a study group based on a comprehensive curriculum developed by the UUA, will begin on Thursday, January 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Gale House living room. Meeting every other week for four sessions, we will examine a range of issues including current policies related to detention, deportation, enforcement and legal entry practices. Our goal is to create a vision for a just and fair immigration policy.
Below are topics for each of the four session. These sessions do build on each other, but you may participate selectively to suit your own schedule.
- Session 1 - January 26: Understanding the Causes of Immigration
- Session 2 - February 9: Economic Pressures Around Immigration
- Session 3 - February 23: Enforcement and Human Rights
- Session 4 - March 8: Who Benefits from a Broken System; Seeking Solutions
Sessions will be co-facilitated by Janet Holden and Shirley Lundin with supplementary presentations. Plan to participate! A Study Guide will be required.
For more information, contact Janet or Shirley (for their contact information, please contact the UTUUC administrative office at 708-848-6225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)