I am not the only one who has moved from sorrow to anger. The president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Rev. William Sinkford, issued this pastoral letter on Tuesday.
I know there are those who think the UUA and its leadership are too political. Maybe this timeline of the response to this disaster will help them see why we cannot afford to ignore politics. After all, if we do not raise our voices in objection to such injustice, what do our principles really mean?
Unitarian Universalism is not and should not simply be a place we hang out and make nice. We are called to use our voice and our power to make the world a better place for all people. We may have different answers to the question, “How should we build a better world?” But if we use our pluralism as an excuse for inaction, we are complicit in letting greed, racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, and other evils control the shaping of what is and what will be.