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Justice for Immigrants (3/18/12)

Selections from a Worship Committee Sponsored Service for The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Advocates from IRATE & First Friends, sponsored by the Undoing Racism Committee.

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STORY FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
Dolores Davis

PRAYER AND MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Book of Leviticus, Chapter 19, Verse 33-34
From “Organizing in Our Communities Post-September 11th (2001)” by Monami Maulik

SERMON
“Justice for Immigrants”
by Advocates from IRATE & First Friends

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Tim McGough

TODAY’S SERVICE IS LED BY ADVOCATES FROM IRATE & FIRST FRIENDS.
Greg Sullivan, a retired banker, is program director and lives in Wyckoff, NJ. Sue Kenny, is a high school teacher who volunteers to visit immigrant detainees held at the Bergen County Jail. Sue lives in Washington Township NJ. Kathy O’Leary is vice president responsible for advocacy and is also the chair of Pax Christi NJ. Kathy lives in Summit, NJ. Sally Pillay is a program supervisor with two released detainees.

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

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About The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair is welcoming of all seekers after truth, beauty, justice and compassion cherishing their diversity of race, gender, sexual identity and orientation, religious background and perspective on life. We are a liberal religious community seeking transformation in our hearts, our homes, our community and our world. We come together to * Create a spiritual community that nurtures and inspires us as we search for meaning in our lives. * Reach out and welcome all who wish to be part of our community because diversity of race, culture, sexual orientation, and economic background enriches us all. * Guide and challenge our children in their lifelong journey of discovery and spiritual growth. * Explore religious and cultural traditions so that we may honor our differences and our common ground. * Take responsibility for helping to solve the problems of our community. * Promote social and economic justice, furthering our work to dismantle racism, homophobia, and all forms of oppression. * Celebrate artistic creation as a spiritual element of life. * Respect the beauty and mystery of nature by actively preserving our environment. * Invest our personal resources to build and sustain this community of aspiration. * Act together to keep this covenant alive. We are Unitarian Universalists, building upon our heritage as advocates for the rights and dignity of all. Our spiritual leaders are Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Co-Senior Ministers.

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