Thursday, September 29, 2016

Coming Out Day Service: "Coming Out and Being Safe"

Photos from lgbtasylum.org
This Sunday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m., join us at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover for a worship service in honor of National Coming Out Day. The service is "Coming Out and Being Safe". Service details: Guest speaker Polly Laurelchild-Hertig heads up the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force, an organization based in Worcester that provides safe haven and support for the basic human needs of those seeking asylum. The asylees have left their home countries (Jamaica, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, etc.) because of persecution and life-threatening situations simply because of their sexual identities. They arrive here with nothing, are unable to work initially and this task force assists them with all of the bureaucratic requirements as well as providing food and shelter. We also expect to hear directly from one of the asylees. Please join us! Facebook event page is here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Moral Monday comes to the Massachusetts State House

Moral Monday at Mass State House, September 12, photo by James O. Michel
Yesterday, I had the privilege of participating with hundreds of people of faith (including many clergy persons) in a Moral Monday event in Boston. We all went to the Massachusetts State House with a set of moral demands for our government.

We hope to bring about a moral revolution in this Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and in the USA. Here's an article about the day.

The Moral Monday movement started in North Carolina under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Read about the national movement at this link.

There will be more Moral Mondays in Massachusetts to come. Stay tuned.