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Over 100 Attend Vigil at UUCRT Santuary for Stewart 16

Mourners hold candles and respond to a prayer led by Rev. Antal Saturday night in the Sanctuary. Pictures of the sixteen men killed in Monday’s Marine plane crash in Mississippi appear on the laptop screen. Photo by Robert G. Breese for the Times Herald Record.   The community responded to the tragedy with an outpouring … Continued

UUCRT Leaders Stand with 122 Nations at United Nations to Ban Nuclear Weapons

On Friday morning, July 7, 2017, Rev. Antal, Terri Pahucki, UUCRT Lay Commissioned Minister, and Neil Osborne, Deacon of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Manhattan, gathered for a prayer vigil and public witness at the UN Plaza, New York City, in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, that was formally … Continued

UUCRT Leaders Train to Offer Sanctuary

UUCRT Board Member Laura Bair shakes hands with Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, at Mercer School of Theology in Garden City. Photo by Denise Fillion, Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. Rev. Antal and Laura Bair attended the training on June 29 and learned about the role clergy and faith communities can … Continued

UUCRT minister and members march to ban the bomb

Rev. Antal and Neil Osborne, Deacon and Trustee of All Souls Church in New York City, carried the ten foot long banner through the streets of Manhattan. It reads “Imagine a World Without Nuclear Weapons: Let’s Make it Happen! Unitarian Universalists for Peace and Planet.” UUCRT members in the march included Verne Bell and Terri … Continued

Historic March to Ban the Bomb June 17, NYC

We encourage you to join with the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office and friends from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern in the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb next Saturday, June 17th, in New York City and around the world. The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on … Continued

Memorial Eve Service

Revs. Spierling, Antal and Baumbartner at last year’s service of Remembrance, Lamentation and Hope Memorial Day Eve Service of Remembrance, Lamentation and Hope Set for May 28 A Memorial Day Eve Service of Remembrance, Lamentation and Hope will take place on Sunday, May 28th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This 4th annual community healing ceremony, which … Continued

County Human Rights Commission to Recognize Rev. Antal on April 19th

The Orange County Human Rights Commission will be recognizing Rev. Chris J. Antal for his humanitarian deeds and actions at its 22nd annual awards dinner Wednesday, April 19 at Kuhl’s Highland House, 512 Highland Ave., in Middletown. Rev. Antal, Dr. Ron Israelski, Abdullah Rahaman, Lana Williams-Scott and Christopher D. Watkins, Esq. are this year’s award … 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

Rev. Antal is Featured Speaker at 2017 UU-UNO Seminar; Terri is Chaplain

UUCRT Minister Rev. Chris J. Antal is the featured speaker at the  2017 seminar, Arm in Arm: Interfaith Action to Disarm Our Planet, on April 6-8, 2017 in New York City.  Lay commissioned minister Terri Pahucki is the seminar chaplain.  Scholarship applications are accepted through January 16. Early registration with reduced fee ends January 23. The link to scholarship, registration … Continued