Video: UCC leaders reflect on General Assembly

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Three leaders of the United Church of Christ—a liberal Protestant denomination with 5,600 congregations and 1.2 million members—attended the UUA’s 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix. The Rev….

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Video: Youth group shares highlights of Justice GA

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UU World talked to the youth group of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka in Wayzata, Minn., who traveled to Phoenix as part of a 15-day pilgrimage. The teens,…

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Takahashi Morris: ‘Tent City’ and internment camps

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris tells UU World about her experience inside the Maricopa County “Tent City” jail, which she toured with other religious leaders and Sheriff Joe…

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Video: UUs arrive for ‘Tent City’ vigil

Sunday, June 24, 2012

UU World filmed last night’s candlelight vigil outside Maricopa County’s “Tent City” jail. Watch this clip showing Unitarian Universalists arriving at the jail, passing counter-protesters, and gathering in…

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Thousands wage peaceful protest at Tent City

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Buses arrive at the 'Tent City' jail. (©Nancy Pierce)

Several thousand gathered outside the Tent City jail complex Saturday night to protest inhumane conditions maintained by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The peace vigil was organized by…

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Religious delegation visits ‘Tent City’

Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Rev. Susan Frederick Gray (front) and the Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris tour 'Tent City.' (©Dea Brayden)

Unitarian Universalist Association President Peter Morales said he was “saddened and appalled” by what he observed inside the Tent City jails, an outdoor jail complex maintained by Maricopa…

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Tonight’s vigil may have armed counter-protesters

Saturday, June 23, 2012
UUA Moderator Gini Courter

UUA Moderator Gini Courter opened Saturday afternoon’s plenary with an important series of announcements about this evening’s prayer vigil outside the Maricopa County “Tent City” jail. “I want…

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Sheriff closes jails to public ahead of GA witness

Friday, June 22, 2012
'Tent City' jail (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Thursday, June 21, that the county jails would be closed to public visitors on Saturday because of a public witness event…

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