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This Coming Sunday

This Coming Saturday

On Saturday, February 13, at 11 a.m, the Social Action and Justice Team of the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence will hold a ceremony marking its commitment to engage with the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 2015 Action of Immediate Witness to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement, which was voted on at General Assembly, the national conference of the UUA, in June 2015.

Ceremony Overview:

  • We will place a Black Lives Matter banner in a prominent position adjacent to our church building
  • A vocalist will sing “A Change is Gonna Come”
  • We will read the Action of Immediate Witness
  • We will read the names of 76 unarmed people of color killed by police throughout the United States since 1999

The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence seeks to love inclusively, nurture spiritual growth and connection, freely explore life’s big questions, and act for justice. To focus our broad mission, our congregation seeks guidance from our national faith organization, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA.)

Mounting the banner offers our public witness to the Black Lives Matter movement:

  • We mount the banner to stand by our faith’s 1st principle, “to promote and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person.”
  • We mount the banner seeking to understand how to correct racial injustice, fullfilling our faith’s 2nd principle, “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.” We mount the banner to stand in solidarity with non-violent organizing led by people of color to enact police reform and end mass incarceration.

We affirm our support of local law enforcement, even as we join with this national movement for racial justice at a critical time.

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