As I said in worship yesterday, my faith is on trial this week. And if you believe that caring for others is something you have a right to do, then your faith and values are on trial, too.
The trial I am referring to is the government's trial against No More Deaths volunteer, Dr. Scott Warren. Dr. Warren is being charged for offering humanitarian aid to migrants. He is facing 20 years in federal prison. It is critical that we who believe that our government should not criminalize caring show up in support. You are welcome to attend court any day this week. It usually starts between 9 and 10 and ends in the afternoon.
To reiterate some details about the events this Wednesday...
What: Faith Floods the Courtroom in support of Dr. Scott Warren
When: Wednesday, June 5th
Press conference at 8 AM outside courthouse
Court starts between 9 and 10 AM and ends in the afternoon
Where: US Federal Courthouse, 405 W. Congress
If you come, bring your government photo ID and little else. No food or drinks (other than water) are allowed in the court room. Also, no shirts with political slogans may be worn in the court room – if in doubt, wear a different shirt.
If the judge allows me to testify as the minister of the UU Church of Tucson, I will likely testify on Wednesday morning.
Please join me on Wednesday in court if you can. Show up for the migrants walking through our desert right now, for all those involved with this trial, and for the right to offer live-saving humanitarian aid. If you cannot be physically present, please hold all involved in the trial in your thoughts and prayers this week.
In love and solidarity,