Rev. Bill Sinkford, the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and Rev. John H. Thomas, the president of the United Church of Christ (UCC), will be headed to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on October 10. They’ll be visiting the offices of elected representatives to deliver the message that religious liberals want to end the war in Iraq.
Sinkford and the UUA have an online petition for Unitarian Universalists to sign here. Sinkford is looking for 25,000 signatures by October 10. You can sign the online petition yourself, and there’s a paper petition you can download and bring to your congregation on Sunday to get even more signatures.
Thomas and the UCC have an online petition for members of the United Church of Christ to sign here. They’re looking for 100,000 signatures by October 10 (since the UCC is ten times the size of the UUA, they want more signatures).
I’ve already signed the petition online. I’ll be bringing the petition to my church. If you’re like me, you interpret the war in Iraq as disruptive to world peace, and so in direct conflict with the sixth principle of the UUA, “The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.” I think we Unitarian Universalists can come up with at least 50,000 signatures by October 10. Unitarian Universalists, let’s go viral with this. Spread the word to all your online communities. And if you sign the online petition, and/or if you bring a petition to your congregation, get some peer pressure going — leave a comment here annd/or post something about it on your own blog.