As religious liberals, UUs want to be explicitly welcoming to other faith traditions, and especially Islam, during this time of cultural Islamophobia. Yet UUs are also a part of the general culture and need to honestly name and address their own discomfort where it exists. This service will help us face and explore our personal relationship with Islam.
On this Thanksgiving Sunday, our community plate is going to the International Rescue Committee’s Famine Relief program. Thirty million people have been pushed to the brink of starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, and parts of East Africa. The IRC also helps the desperate Rohingya who have fled Myanmar’s genocide. The IRC, which gets top ratings for its charity work, is on the frontlines, rapidly scaling up their emergency response. The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. For more information: rescue.org.