The goal of the Middle-East Task Force (METF) is to achieve greater understanding of this important region and its complexities and issues and through that promote peace and social justice. To achieve this end the METF:
Seeks to educate the congregation and legislators about current problems and obstacles to peace in the Middle-East;
Fosters mutual understanding among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and concerned citizens of the world;
Collaborates with coalitions, religious communities, and organizations that share similar objectives;
Supports the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations' (UUA's) membership in Churches for Middle-East Peace (CMEP) and Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME);
Updates members on lectures, symposiums, meetings and other events in the Washington area dealing with the Middle East; and
Forwards interesting articles on the Middle East to members.
For over a decade the Task Force has brought speakers to RRUUC with real expertise on the Middle East to talk on most of the countries and issues in the region. It has sponsored courses on understanding Islam and the history and complexities of the Israel/Palestine dispute.
Contact: Steve Buck