Immigration resources program, Cooking Together, created

Congregations are being invited to share their stories about how they are engaging in immigration-related social justice issues this year and how they are preparing for General Assembly 2012 in Phoenix, on a new UUA blog, Cooking Together.

On a new, related web page, Immigration Justice, congregations can also find immigration resources, including ways to include immigration topics in worship and religious education, information about state and federal immigration policies, and ways to organize and carry out actions in support of immigration rights.

Current Cooking Together blog posts include a description of a program of the UU Church of Boulder, Colo., that invites people to develop spiritual disciplines aimed at increasing levels of compassion, and an essay by Asha Arora, the GA 2012 Youth Caucus junior dean from the UU Congregation of Phoenix, talking about GA 2012.

The Cooking Together program was created by representatives of five UUA staff groups led by Gail Forsyth-Vail, the UUA’s Adult Programs director. She said congregations are encouraged to share not only their stories about their immigration work, but also any resources they develop that would be useful to other congregations.