September 29: “We are all Migrants”

Presenter: Ray Cross

We all come from many different lands. Even those of us born here in the Magic Valley are not from here. We all came from somewhere else. Our species did not evolve in Idaho. Our species originated in Africa and eventually arrived here in the Magic Valley through a process of migration. We are all migrants.

Sunday, our message will be how humans are still migrating around the planet. Migration has not stopped. Some questions we will contemplate are: What is a native? What is nativism? Who should we listen to in regard to modern migration? How can we be civil when talking about this subject with someone with whom we disagree? Are migrants who cross our borders today really different from us? Please come ready to discuss with us this topic.

Unitarian-Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys. As Unitarian-Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.