Sandra Lopez sought sanctuary last year.
Now she is leaving.
“Sandra is leaving the sanctuary of our congregation and goes into the larger sanctuary of our community,” the Rev. Shawna Foster, minister at Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist, said in the statement. “This valley wants to keep families together and is committed to the unity of our neighborhoods by supporting sanctuary for almost a year.
During a video meeting with the UU Mystics, one of the participants mentioned people who are “allergic to the mention of God.”
We in the UU world are all too frequently places of woundedness, whereas our mission is to become places of healing.1
We do this by approaching others on an “affect” level, to connect heart-to-heart.
We also have much to do in helping people find concepts of God that work for them…
1 I cannot find the source of this idea, but somehow attribute it to Thandeka.