On Sunday, November 27, we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent and Communion. During the service, we will also hear the heartbreaking stories of Dorgelesse, Nasser, Chow, and Vahid as a part of our yearly Write for Rights campaign (Amnesty International). We ask for your prayers and support for those who are suffering and marginalized in our world.
Sunday, December 4 is the second Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of peace. That is traditionally the Sunday we conduct our Amnesty Write For Rights campaign, when we join with like-minded people around the world to protest human rights abuses by select countries by flooding their government with letters demanding justice.
The four cases we have this year are difficult to consider for various reasons, but your letters can make all the difference to the four individuals involved. After worship on the 4th, please plan to stay and sign letters on their behalf. If you cannot stay, or if you wish to consider the cases at home, or write letters to the victims from home, we can provide you with a take-home package as we have done the last couple of years. As usual, we are also asking for monetary donations to cover the mailing costs.
No matter how you choose to lend your support to Dorgelesse, Nasser, Chow, or Vahid, I urge you to participate, because human rights is everybody’s business.
—Rev. Chuck Moon
A version of this message appeared in the Friday, November 25, 2022 version of Tidbits.