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Las Posadas

Posted in Unitarian Universalism, Immigration by starrkinguu on December 10th, 2017

A beloved Latin American Christmas tradition invites us to embody our Unitarian Universalist values. We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person and strive to be a welcoming faith. Las Posadas is evocative of Mary and Joseph’s journey seeking shelter from persecution and violence and being told “there’s no room at the inn.” Historically, Unitarian Universalists have been on the side of those being persecuted. We were part of the underground railroad, the Sharp’s efforts to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe during WW II, the Sanctuary movement in the 1980s, and currently, many of our UU congregations are offering physical sanctuary to families being threatened with deportation. Join us as we reaffirm our commitment to oppose Muslim bans and deportations that tear families apart. We open the doors of our hearts to welcome all seeking sanctuary.

Hear a sermon by the Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa and Rev. Deborah Lee.

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