Six UUS arrested at Interfaith protest by Border Patrol

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.

MICHAEL HART | 12/14/2018

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest participants in an interfaith demonstration near the border wall between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, on December 10, 2018. The Rev. Megan Ruth Dowdell and the Rev. Ranwa Hammamy, in yellow “Side with Love” stoles, are two of the six Unitarian Universalists among thirty-two protesters arrested at the demonstration. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Six Unitarian Universalist ministers and laypeople were among the thirty-two people arrested during an interfaith Love Knows No Borders public witness event in San Diego, California, on Monday, December 10.

The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, president and CEO of the UU Service Committee, led a group of about thirty-five UUs who joined more than 400 protesters in the interfaith action organized by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

“As UUs, we affirm the inherit worth and dignity of every person and we respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part,” Frederick-Gray said. “Because of that we must show up as a moral voice.” READ MORE HERE

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest participants in an interfaith demonstration near the border wall between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, on December 10, 2018. The Rev. Megan Ruth Dowdell and the Rev. Ranwa Hammamy, in yellow “Side with Love” stoles, are two of the six Unitarian Universalists among thirty-two protesters arrested at the demonstration. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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