On Sunday, March 13, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hear a sermon written by the Rev. Peter Morales entitled “Immigration.”
It will be presented by Pagosa newcomer Joseph Portal. Joseph points out that in May of 2010 Rev. Morales, the national Unitarian Universalist Association president, joined 500 UUs and tens of thousands of people from Arizona and across the country to protest Arizona’s new anti-immigration law. He believes that “how we treat immigrants is one of the great moral issues of our time.”
At last summer’s General Assembly (GA) the UUA voted to make immigration a “topic of study” over the next four years. Regional conferences will explore the issue, some congregations have formed study groups, and numerous UU ministers have presented thoughtful sermons about immigration. In 2012, GA will be held in Phoenix, which could prove to be quite controversial.
The five pillars of Islam provide the theme for this week’s exploration in the children’s program. One of the many Muslim moral tales will enhance further understanding of the religion. The children and youth will also continue preparing for the full community service on April 10.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.