Media roundup: UU minister opens her home to a #RefugeeCaravan family

Media roundup: UU minister opens her home to a #RefugeeCaravan family

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

Rachel Walden

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Many Unitarian Universalists have responded to the urgent need for people to sponsor asylum seekers who have recently reached the U.S. border with Mexico. The Rev. Jill Cowie, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Harvard, Massachusetts, is one such sponsor. She will be hosting a Salvadoran woman and her daughter in her home and said that becoming a sponsor was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. “They are fleeing gang violence,” said Cowie of the mother and daughter. “They left after gangs were asking her and her sister to set up crimes on their behalf and they refused to do that.” ( necn.com - 5.3.18)

Learn more and support migrants seeking asylum.

More coverage:

“Trump Keeps Up Criticism Of 'Caravan Migrants' Who Seek Asylum In The U.S.” ( NPR - 5.1.18)

“Minister opens home to asylum-seekers” ( Boston Herald - 5.3.18)

UU humanitarian ministry under investigation by U.S. border patrol

University professor Scott Warren is one of nine volunteers with No More Deaths--the humanitarian organization that is an official ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, Arizona--who have been arrested for leaving water on the U.S. Mexico border. Documents in the criminal case against Warren and others now reveal that No More Deaths was originally targeted as a criminal organization aiding migrants in their entry to the United States. ( The Intercept - 4.30.18)

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