The desire to make the world a better place is born in the human heart. People are motivated primarily by emotion. When injustice causes others to suffer, we want to do something about it.
But human beings are also rational. To be effective in social justice work for the long term, we need to understand the historical, political, cultural, and economic realities that underlie the problem that needs to be fixed.
Immigration as a Moral Issue, a curriculum developed by a coalition of Unitarian Universalists and congregations, informs both the heart and the intellect for the challenging work of immigration justice.
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus will offer this six-week course beginning on Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The class will meet each Thursday in Rooms A and B. The class will be led by Jolinda Stephens, Director of Religious Education at First UU. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The classes are held during the dinner hour, so feel free to brown-bag or bring a carry-out meal. Sharing meals is an ancient way of opening the heart.
Immigration as a Moral Issue will cover these topics:
- Understanding the Causes of Migration
- History of Immigration in the U.S.
- Economics of (Im)migration
- Security, Enforcement, and Human Rights
- Who Benefits from a Broken System?
- Seeking Solutions
If you are interested in attending, please register for the course here. Child care will be available if requested in advance.