Reflections on Montgomery

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Rev. Lynn and Rev. Linda spent a week in early October in Montgomery, Alabama for Interim Minister Training. Why Montgomery? Because we UUs are committed to creating diverse, multicultural congregations. This congregation has affirmed its commitment to our Eighth Principle:. 

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

We gathered in Montgomery because it was the site of much of the slave trade in the South. The Legacy Museum graphically illustrates the multi-generational injuries of slavery, and the Peace and Justice Center reflects the history of lynching of people of color. It was a visceral facing into the depth of suffering that African American people have lived through.