The award, which is presented to only one congregation in the United States each year, is for outstanding social justice work through its No More Deaths humanitarian aid ministry, and immigrant rights advocacy by its Immigrant Rights Working Group through educational forums and social witness at rallies and marches.
The UUA will present the Bennett Award to the Rev. Diane Dowgiert at the national General Assembly (GA) in late June in Minneapolis. The framed award certificate also comes with a $500 check for social justice work.
"[The] UUCT has been nationally recognized for your advocacy to end the human rights crisis at the border-from leaving water in the desert for border crossers, to documenting Border Patrol abuses, to crafting legislation on humane border enforcement, and advocating for immigration reform," said Susan Leslie, Director of the UUA Office for Congregational Advocacy and Witness.