Home. In these strange times the word takes on new meaning. It’s become our workplace, our school and even our church. Whether we feel trapped or contented there, our homes are central to our lives, especially now.
This year’s Guest at Your Table theme is The Meaning of Home. Over the next four weeks you will hear stories of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) partners who are serving people fighting for their right to homes threatened by climate change, political oppression, food insecurity and violence.
Suja Karimuddin, a member of the Rohingya ethnic minority in Burma, was just 17 years old when he was arrested and beaten for trying to continue his education. In fear for his life he fled, spending several years in Malaysia as a refugee. Now an Australian citizen, he founded Elom Empowerment to support other Rohingya refugees. UUSC provided the funds to support Elom’s center which creates a sense of community for people who, like Suja, had to flee violence. Still, when asked about his vision in life, Suja says, “I want to go home.”
We won’t be piling up our donation boxes in the front of the sanctuary this year but in this time of pandemic your support matters more than ever. Please make a generous contribution at UUSC, here.
And remember, 100% of your purchase of Doyle’s Honey will be donated to UUSC. Email Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call him at 302-540-7593.