UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray and other clergy join No More Deaths effort, bringing 125 gallons of bottled water to desolate region near Arizona-Mexico border.
UU Service Committee staff member Brittney Rose and others bring water to the desert. (© 2018 Ash Ponders)
On August 5, about sixty faith leaders and justice advocates from across the United States braved extreme heat to bring 125 gallons of bottled water into the desert of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge along the Arizona-Mexico border to leave for migrants making the dangerous journey to the United States.
Unitarian Universalist Association President Susan Frederick-Gray and other UU clergy were among those who participated in the action, which was part of a weekend-long “Faith Floods the Desert” event jointly sponsored by No More Deaths / No Más Muertes, the UUA, and the UU Service Committee in reponse to the U.S. government’s increased criminalization of migrant relief work.
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Sonja L. Cohen is deputy managing editor of UU World and a lifelong Unitarian Universalist.
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