The Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, 122 South Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury will continue its summer service series on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 10:30 am with a talk about peace. Maureen McDermott of Bethlehem has been standing for peace, weekly then monthly, on the Bethlehem Green since March of 2003, the start of the Iraq war. She has been joined by Eya Gierat and others. McDermott will speak about her eight-year peace vigil in a talk entitled ” Stand for Peace.”
Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society members and friends have been committed to the Peace Movement since they co-sponsored Peace Vigils in 1999 and 2000. In 2007 a small group came together to study, reflect and converse on the topic of “Peacemaking,” with the goal of participating in drafting a statement that reflects Unitarian Universalist values and thoughts on this complex issue. The draft statement, “Creating Peace” was brought to a vote by the delegates of General Assembly 2010, where it was approved to be an official Statement of Conscience of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).
All are welcome to attend. There will be a Q & A after the talk. Refreshments will be served afterward.