Anti-Racism Discussions Fall 2019

Anti-Racism Discussion Group Tuesday, 9/3/19  6-8pm. Topic:  The Central Park Five

The 1989 arrest, interrogation and coerced confessions of 5 teenage boys of color, who were accused of the vicious attack of a woman jogging in Central Park.  This and subsequent events are portrayed in the recent Netflix 4 part series “When They See Us” written and directed by Ava DuVernay.  If you haven’t seen this, consider spending the time and energy to watch it.  On 9/3 we will be viewing Oprah’s Interview of the 5 exonerated men, followed by discussion of the personal cost of the misuse of power in our judicial system.  All are welcome.

LGBTIQA Group Reorganizing

Rainbow Gathering Group has decided to reorganize.  A group of interested Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies will continue to discuss what the group will be doing and where and when we will regularly meet.  If you are interested in joining, please contact us at 

Sujitno Is Free

The afternoon of May 31 marked a celebration of Sujitno and Dahlia Sajuti’s freedom to return home to West Hartford after 599 days in sanctuary at our church. Sujitno’s legal team has secured assurance from ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) that they no longer have jurisdiction over Sujitno and Dahlia’s case and will no longer pursue them. This victory is communal. The outcome speaks for the power of working together with perseverance. The march toward justice is a marathon, not a sprint. Sujitno and Dahlia are now able to observe the rest of Ramadan with their own faith community.