Shared from the 12/3/2017 Faith eEdition

Supporting racial equality

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Edward A. Ornelas / San Antonio Express-News

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, like hundreds of other Unitarian Universalist churches across the country in the past two years, unveiled a “Black Lives Matter” banner on the side of its sanctuary last Sunday after discussions among congregants on whether it would discourage or attract visitors. “The banner says something about who we are as a church — people committed to justice, equity and compassion in human relations,” a congregant said. The church and its denomination are predominantly white but are committed to “dismantling the culture of white supremacy” in American life, and unveiling the banner is just one step, a church news release said.

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