Emma Lazarus, the Jewish American poet who wrote “The New Colossus”, which appears in part on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty also wrote a poem titled “1492.” Nearly a century ago, Lazarus championed the plight of Russian Jews who were fleeing persecution.
For more than 45 years, Unitarian Universalists have pushed for justice for Indigenous peoples, passing a number of resolutions and actions of immediate witness. The 2012 General Assembly in Phoenix, AZ passed, at the request of immigration justice partners, a resolution condemning the Doctrine of Discovery and calling on Unitarian Universalists to study the doctrine and its impact on current-day policies, programs and beliefs.
How do the related issues of emigration and immigration inform our response to 21st century concerns of social justice?
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