Tag Archive: Arizona

From the Road: Welcome to Justice General Assembly

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There is something eerie about touring an empty convention center before General Assembly. It is a little like an empty stadium before a big game. Yesterday morning I walked around the Phoenix Convention Center, getting a sense of the layout and locating the venues for many of the events I will be attending. (I count …

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Restoring Trust

Craig Roshaven, UUA's Witness Ministries Director

A broad based national coalition of immigrant rights organizations and faith communities  has launched a national campaign to mitigate the worst effects of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Secure-Communities Program (S-Comm). I was informed of this group by the Rev. Craig Roshaven, the UUA’s Witness Ministries Director. Craig is based in our Washington, D. …

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From the Road: Nogales

Speaking with Father Pete (yellow hat) in the comedor.

Father Pete greets our small delegation with a big smile and a loud voice. We arrive at the “comedor” (dining room) in the early afternoon to help serve a meal to people who have just been deported. The comedor is a simple room with a tiny kitchen (we Americans wouldn’t want an apartment with a …

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From the Road: On the Border

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Picking grapefruit and oranges. Walking in the desert where migrants die by the thousands. Dinner with a small intentional community that devotes itself to helping migrants who are released and have nowhere to go. Not a typical day at the office. This was the second day of our BorderLinks delegation learning trip to Tucson and …

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