Service Leaders: Rev. JD Benson, Jay Roller, Susan Panttaja
Music by: Jay Roller
Share the Basket: The Guardian Group, First UU Society of San Francisco
What does it mean to be a refugee or asylum seeker in the United States today? We can be proud that the United States is one of the countries that welcomes people who are persecuted in their home countries for their sexual orientation. What is the experience of those who are serving LGBTI people fleeing for their lives? Come hear stories of how the UUSF Refugee Guardian Group and other faith communities are helping to resettle these newcomers in northern California.
Rev. JD Benson is Assistant Minister at our San Francisco church, serving as lead minister on pastoral care. She is also the ministerial liaison to our Human Rights Working Group which includes the Refugee Guardian Group as well as anti-racism initiatives.
Jay Roller has been an LGBTI activist and is now working for human rights issues in a UU context in the Bay Area. He is also active with the Balazs Scholar Program at Starr King School for the Ministry.