I’m the Rev. Kathleen Owens, Lead Minister at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego answering the call of Love. We are here to speak the truth – that unless we are of Indigenous Native American or Mexican heritage, we are all immigrants on this land.
We’re here to name the truth that immigrants have always made this country better, that we need bridges, not walls. Walls divide people from their families and loved ones, interrupt the natural flow of water, keep animals crossing from one side to the other. Walls divide and we know that divisions never add to an environment, a country, or a people. Walls and division only bring less; division encourages fear, only serves the elite in power, never the people.