Happy New (congregational) Year! Our theme is, “Healing the Heart of Democracy.” At General Assembly this year, UU’s hosted Rev. Dr. William Barber who presented the “Higher Ground Moral Declaration:” “We declare that the deepest public concerns of our nation and faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, those on the margins, the least of these: women, children, workers, immigrants, and the sick; equality and representation under the law; and the desire for peace, love and harmony within and among nations…” “… We believe in a moral agenda that stands against systemic racism, classism, poverty, xenophobia, and any attempt to promote hate towards any members of the human family.” “… We claim a higher ground in partisan debate by returning public discourse to our deepest moral and constitutional values.” UU Justice Ohio (UUJO) is joining with people of moral courage from many (and no) faith traditions in delivering the Declaration to representatives of Ohio state government in Columbus on Monday, September 12, at 11 a.m. Concurrent public events will take place in 24 states and the District of Columbia. How might our congregation participate?