Several members of our congregation took advantage of this year’s unique opportunity to attend General Assembly online. Those of us who participated will be talking about our experiences during upcoming Sunday services. In the meantime, we’ll be using the newsletter to share some of what we learned at GA.
If you attended GA sessions and would like to share your thoughts in the newsletter, please send contributions to Jessica Jernigan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we’re hearing from Candi Tomlinson. She participated in sessions on the LGBTQ+, Indigenous Americans, and anti-racism, among others. Here are a few moments that caught her attention:
Mary Benard, Editorial Director of the UUA Publications Office had this to say:
“The biggest issue of elder LGBTQ people is invisibility. Invisibility is difficult; visibility is a good thing.”
“Young people are the conscience of our country.”
This is from a workshop on Indigenous people.
And NPR’s Howard Bryant had this to say about the uprisings that have happened in response to George Floyd’s death:
“We have rights!...This country belongs to us, too. We are not asking anymore.”