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Love Showed Up in Charlottesville

 “…We came to Charlottesville to bear peaceful witness but were met with hate and racist violence. My heart has been broken and I am deeply troubled by what is happening in this community and across this country…” Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray More»

Nominate Share the Plate Recipients, 2017 / 18

Through our Share the Plate collections on the first Sunday of each month, we contribute to the resources of worthy organizations doing social justice work in the Four Corners area.  If you would like to nominate a worthwhile organization to be considered as a recipient in the next cycle (October-September), click here» to fill out a nomination form online. Nominations are due by August 31. For questions, contact Bonnie Miller at yjmiller2@gmail.com.

Unitarian Universalist Common Read 2017-18

The UUA Common Read Selection Committee has chosen two books for this year’s Common Read: DARING DEMOCRACY: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen, (Beacon Press, September 2017) lifts up the importance of democracy itself. It examines the anti-democracy movement that led to the Trump presidency, then offers a vision and call to action to save the democracy we thought we had and to take our civic life to a place it has never been. CENTERING: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry  A joint project of the Committee for Antiracism, Anti-oppression, and Multiculturalism of the UUMA and Skinner House Books, Centering is … Continued

UUA News Alert

UUA President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military: Yesterday’s announcement from President Trump that he is barring transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military is an act of blatant discrimination against transgender citizens. As Unitarian Universalists, we denounce President Trump’s claim that allowing transgender persons to serve in the United States military would be a burden and a disruption. We believe that transgender people should be accorded all the rights and responsibilities due every citizen, including the right to serve our country in the military. Today, more than 15,000 transgender Americans … Continued

Mancos United Methodist Church Offers Sanctuary

Rosa Sabido, a Mexican national who has lived and worked in Cortez for 30 years, has been ordered to leave the country or face deportation. The United Methodist Church in Mancos is providing sanctuary while she seeks permanent residency in the United States. Full story»  

Susan Frederick-Gray elected UUA president

Minister of Phoenix, Arizona, congregation wins three-way race to become UUA’s ninth elected president and the first woman elected to the office. Read more from UU World»

Summer Series Schedule…

It’s been a tradition at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango to focus the summer worship on a particular topic. This summer will focus on how we, as religious liberals, live out our faith. All services begin at 10 am at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship sanctuary (419 San Juan Drive, Durango) unless otherwise noted. Sundays June 4 – Aug. 27: 2017 Summer Series Schedule»

UUA Condemns Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Interim Co-Presidents, the Revs. Sofía Betancourt, William Sinkford and Dr. Leon Spencer, have issued a message in response to President Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change: UUA Press Release»

2017 Ware Lecturer – Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson addresses this year’s UUA General Assembly as Ware Lecturer. (Live stream Watch Party in the UUFD Sanctuary Saturday, June 24, 7:30 PM) The founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Stevenson, has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts challenging the legacy of racial inequality in America. He is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 best books of nonfiction for 2014. Recently, he was named in Fortune’s 2016 … Continued

Deportation Reprieve For Vizguerra

Jeanette Vizguerra walked triumphantly out of the sanctuary of a downtown Denver church and joined Arturo Hernandez Garcia on the state Capitol grounds to celebrate the news that they won’t face deportation for at least two more years. Vizguerra took sanctuary first at the Unitarian church and then moved to First Baptist Church at East 13th Avenue and Grant Street after a stay of deportation was denied earlier this year. Vizguerra and Hernandez Garcia said they were among 33 lucky immigrants who have been living in the country illegally and were granted a stay of deportation just before the Trump administration changed the rules for others in similar situations. Full … Continued