Monthly Archives: February 2017

What does it mean to be a community at risk?

Risk: Last month the Harriet Tubman National Historic Park was established in Auburn, New York, becoming the 51st national site to achieve this distinction. The park commemorates the later years of Tubman’s life and honors her legacy as a bold, brave freedom fighter who, over the course of ten years, helped over 300 slaves escape … Continued

Targets and Shields

In March we explore the theme of risk, a timely matter given recent discussions about targets and shields. Let me explain. On the fifth Sunday in January a group gathered in the sanctuary for a special forum. Our purpose was to consider the relationship that ought to exist between the UUCRT and emerging movements for … Continued

Serendipity Dinners

Serendipity Dinners It’s that time of year again – the time when we gather with some others of our congregation to build our bonds of community. If you haven’t done this before – and especially if you are a new attendee – you will miss out on a very pleasant time.  If you have, you … Continued

Local Clergy Repudiate Travel Ban

January 28, 2017 Newburgh – Clergy from the Greater Newburgh Interfaith Council gathered together with the local Muslim community at the Masjid Al-Ihklas Mosque, Newburgh, N.Y. Saturday, to publicly repudiate President Trump’s ban on refugees and stand in solidarity with “the poor, the needy, and the traumatized.” “Yesterday President Trump took a wrecking ball to … Continued

Newburgh rally decries US ban on some Muslim travelers

By Pauline Liu Times Herald-Record NEWBURGH – Dozens of demonstrators rallied outside the Masjid Al-Ikhlas mosque in Newburgh on Sunday to protest what they referred to as President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims. His executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days and suspends the … Continued