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UU chaplains are among those providing interfaith spiritual care at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) in Seattle, Washington. One chaplain, the Rev. Cecilia Kingman, said, “What else would we do but go in there? If people are hurting and being traumatized, what are we going to do, sit and watch the livestream?” (Sojourners, June 18)
The Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, president of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, responded with caution to the Supreme Court’s DACA decision, saying, “The Supreme Court’s decision today cannot wholly undo . . . earlier harms; likewise, it is beyond the court’s power to grant permanent status to DACA recipients. . . . Only Congress has the power to grant the path to citizenship that will protect DACA and TPS holders permanently from the threat of deportation and to protect family unity in the face of family separation.” (Tucson Sentinel, June 18)
The Rev. Aaron Payson, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, Massachusetts, recently preached a sermon about two pandemics: the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the current pandemic. Though there have been significant medical advances in the past 100 years, Payson told his congregation that one thing remains true: “We are called on to care for ourselves and care for each other.” (Leominster Champion, June 21)
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The Rev. Heather Christensen wrote The Interdependent Web, UU World's weekly guide to Unitarian Universalist blogs, from 2011 until 2020. She lives with her two young children in Bellingham, Washington.
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