“UUCF will continue to display banners that demonstrate UU values …”
OAKTON, VA, December 4, 2021 – Banners proclaiming Black Lives Matter and upholding love and justice were stolen Friday night from the Hunter Mill Road entrance to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF). One banner read: Black Lives Matter. The other said: “In this congregation: Love Is Love; Black Lives Matter; Climate Change Is Real; No Human Being Is Illegal; Women’s Rights Are Human Rights; All Genders Are Whole, Holy and Good.” The banners were posted in a congregational ceremony in September 2017, and had been previously stolen in 2018.
“The banners are a way for us to publicly live our Unitarian Universalist (UU) values that call us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations,” says Rev. David A. Miller, UUCF’s senior minister. “They are intended as beacons of love to the community, especially those marginalized by public policies and a culture of ‘othering’.”
Rev. Miller says new banners will be hung soon and firmly secured. “Through the generosity of donors, UUCF will continue to display banners that publicly demonstrate our UU values and hopes for the world.”
Contact Rev. David A. Miller, 703-281-4230, with questions.