General Assembly (GA) is a special opportunity for Unitarian Universalists to worship, witness, learn, connect, and join together in advancing human rights. The theme for GA 2016 is Heartland: Where Faiths Connect and will focus on interfaith work and answering the question “How are we crossing faith borders as we bring more love and justice into the world?” The UU College of Social Justice has planned some exciting workshops and events this year in Columbus, OH on this theme that we hope you will join us for. Also, you can stop by the UUSC/UUCSJ booth to say hello. We would love a chance to meet with you and help you find your place in the exciting work we do.
Here are the exhibit hall hours:
- Wednesday, June 22, 12:00–7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
- Friday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 26, 12:00–3:30 p.m.
Friday, June 24th
Beyond the Border: Local Actions on Immigrant Rights
Friday 6/24/2016, 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt – Union E
The UU College of Social Justice and Standing on the Side of Love bring groups to the U.S./Mexico Border to witness the crisis facing migrants and refugees when they arrive. Hear about the actions these participants have taken, and learn skills to mobilize your congregation, from supporting immigrant-led organizing like #Not1More to stopping new anti-immigrant policies.
- B Loewe, #Not1More and Mijente
Saturday, June 25th
Bridges Not Barricades: Faith in a Time of Fear
Saturday, June 25, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Convention Center – E170-172
In a time when fear and the rhetoric of exclusion are on the rise, interfaith partnership is essential. Our theological diversity and commitment to tolerance position us well for these alliances, yet we are often unprepared to join in interfaith worship, prayer, or even conversation with people of different religions. How can we reclaim the vocabulary of our faith and take our place at the interfaith table?
- Rev. Kathleen McTigue, UUCSJ