What if we could have a live national conversation among Unitarian Universalists about our Justice General Assembly this June? What if we could learn in real-time about what other congregations across the country were doing to address "Immigration as a Moral Issue"? What if there was an audio forum where UUs could be in dialogue with leaders in our movement about how to prepare for this unique gathering in our 50+ years of history?

It's all happening, starting this Saturday, January 7, 4:00pm-5:00pm EST. Welcome to "The Journey Toward Phoenix", an internet-based talk-radio program originating from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia. Each week, we will accomplish two things: We will have a platform to learn what local congregations are doing regarding the immigration issue in their communities, and we will learn about resources available from the UUA as we look toward our Justice General Assembly in Phoenix, June 20-24. Leaders in our association will share details about what we can expect upon arrival, and listeners will be able to call-in live to ask questions of our guests.

Some of the topics we will cover over the six months ahead are youth involvement in Justice GA, the DREAM Act, Secure Communities, the emerging detention industrial complex, UU curricula and resources regarding immigration, Justice GA on a budget, our public witness in Phoenix, and working with community partners.

The first program this Saturday, Jan. 7, 4:00pm-5:00pm, is "Immigration as a Moral Issue", and will feature Marilyn Baker and Sarah Bazzi, co-conveners of the Immigration Working Group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia, in the first half-hour. In the second half-hour, we welcome Gail Forsyth-Vail, Adult Programs Director at the Unitarian Universalist Association.

You can use this link to listen in to the conversation that day.

There's a number on that page that you can call in to and ask a question of our guests.

Looking forward to greeting you on the radio as "The Journey Toward Phoenix" becomes reality!

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