Immigration study resources ready

A new study guide, curriculum, and worship resources are now available for the Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI): “Immigration as a Moral Issue.”

The guide provides a range of resource materials for congregational and individual study. There is also a curriculum on immigration for a six-week adult education course as well as a worship resource supplement. Topics include: understanding the causes of migration, the history of immigration in the United States, the economics of immigration, security and enforcement, and building a theology of migrant justice. The guide is available at http://tinyurl.com/newstudyguide.

Additional resources, including congregational stories, news and updates, and interfaith and community partners can be found at www.uua.org/immigration.

Here are upcoming social witness deadlines:

• Vote in the Congregational Poll (closes Feb. 1, 2011) to approve placing the Draft Statement of Conscience (SOC) “Ethical Eating: Food & Environmental Justice” on the final agenda for General Assembly 2011.

• Submit comments on the Draft SOC “Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice” (closes Feb. 1, 2010).

• Submit comments on the Draft CSAI “Immigration as a Moral Issue” (closes March 1, 2010).

The comment forms and instructions on voting are at www.uua.org/csw. Also available: “What Are We Voting On?” and a guide for collecting congregational comments.

Peacemaking, ethical eating deadlines

Congregations may vote and submit comments until February 1 on the draft Statement of Conscience on Peacemaking, presented by the UUA’s Commission on Social Witness. Congregations can also submit information and resources until March 1 on the Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) on Ethical Eating. More information on both issues, including ways to solicit congregational feedback on them, can be found here.

To participate in the debate on these issues, congregations will need to log in through the Data Services Login for Congregations, which became available November 13.  Login information cannot be offered by the CSW. Contact your minister or congregational administrator for login credentials.

Both social justice issues will be discussed at General Assembly 2010.