Faith leaders, immigration activists arrested at White House, and other UUs in the media

By Michael McGlone Deportation protest ends in arrests in Washington, D.C.
More than 100 faith leaders and immigration activists were arrested last week in Washington, D.C., as part of a larger demonstration protesting the deportations of undocumented immigrants. Director of the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice the Rev. Kathleen McTigue led the civil disobedience action along with other interfaith leaders, calling on President Obama and Congress to halt the deportations of unaccompanied children escaping the violence of drug cartels in Central America. (Huffington Post – 7.31.14)
Related stories include:
“More than 100 religious, immigration activists arrested at White House” (Religion News Service – 7.31.14)
“White House protest ends in arrests; Congress balks on border funds” (Tucson Sentinel – 8.1.14)
“Religious leaders arrested outside White House during immigration rally” (NBC 4 – 7.31.14)
“More than 100 faith leaders and immigrant rights activists arrested in Washington, D.C.” (Telesur – 7.31.14)
Local church groups support unaccompanied children
A group of 70 church-organized supporters, including the Rev. Robert Murphy of First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth, Mass., gathered at a Cape Cod rotary to show support of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s plan to use Camp Edwards on the Joint Base Cape Cod as a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children. (Cape Cod Times – 8.3.14)
Related stories include:
“Austin, TX, wants to help illegal aliens” (Austin American-Statesmen – 8.7.14)
More news from UU congregations
LGBT activist the Rev. Mark Kiyimba of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Kampala, Uganda, visited the UU Church of Pensacola, Fla., earlier this week to speak out about the harsh anti-gay policies in his native country. (Pensacola News Journal – 8.3.14)
Hundreds gathered in Cincinnati to show support for marriage equality, marking the opening arguments for Michigan and other Midwest states in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Rev. Mary Moore of Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Dayton, Ohio, was present along with members of the congregation. “We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of everyone,” said Rev. Moore, “It’s not fair because I perform services for same-gender couples but they don’t get the same rights as heterosexual couples.” (Detroit News – 8.5.14)
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