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Statement from UUSC President and CEO: A time of mourning and great pain
By on July 8, 2016
In response to the sad and disturbing actions in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and as tragedy continues to unfold in Dallas, Tom Andrews, president and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Services Committee (UUSC) released the following statement:
“This is a time of mourning and great pain. Our hearts go out to the families of the many victims of the horrific violence that we have been witnessing. We stand with them and for the core principles and values that are under siege in this country. We must all work to uphold our values of equality and the right to gather in peaceful protest as part of a vibrant democracy – for protesters and police alike. How many more mothers’ tears must be shed before this vicious cycle is broken?
“We are committed to joining hands and joining forces with our brothers and sisters of good will and allied organizations throughout the country, including the Unitarian Universalist Association and Unitarian Universalist Congregations everywhere, Black Lives Matter and others in pursuing a path of compassion, peace and justice. If not now, when?”