Media Roundup: Protecting immigrant children, and sheltering every life
A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources
Living in limbo
As the U.S. government aggressively pursues undocumented immigrants, life goes on for months or even years as those in sanctuary appeal their cases.
UU values on display in three recent films
A documentary about LGBTQ immigrants, a documentary about progressive religion in Oklahoma, and an animated short film about refugees have Unitarian Universalist connections.
Unitarian Universalists join national protests against migrant detention centers
Members and leaders join July 2 “Close the Camps” protests, plan to join July 12 protests.
UUs protest Homestead child detention center
Thousands of immigrant children are held at for-profit detention center in Florida.
Media roundup: Woman takes asylum at Maryland congregation
More UUs in the news: Leslie Mac in Essence, James Reeb on NPR, Tim Berners-Lee on the thirtieth anniversary of the Internet.
Bellingham fellowship assists families of immigrants arrested in ICE raid
Unitarian Universalists provide meeting space, food, money, and volunteer support to local immigrant families disrupted by ICE arrests.
Six UUs arrested at interfaith protest by U.S. Border Patrol
Interfaith “Love Knows No Borders” action held in solidarity with migrants’ right to seek asylum.
Faith floods the desert
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.
Communities of compassion and resistance
In the midst of critical justice work, it is essential to practice more deeply our faith.
Unitarian Universalists join movement to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Actions protesting U.S. treatment of migrants and asylum seekers were organized by the Latinx organization Mijente in San Diego on July 2.
Unitarian Universalists offer homes to asylum seekers in caravan
Central American asylum seekers, fleeing violence at home, may be released from detention centers to sponsors’ homes.