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The Pentagon Papers and the UUA: Then and Now

Event Date: 
January 28, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Chesapeake is honored to host visiting Rev. Bob Clegg on January 28th at 10:30. The role of news organizations in publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, which documented the secret war and antidemocratic policies pursued in Indochina by five U.S. administrations, is well known. Every bit as harrowing was the role of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which through Beacon Press published the Papers in their entirety. The resulting prolonged FBI investigation of the UUA threatened the civil rights of every UU member. Reflecting on the unity of our members, congregations, and association in that trying time helps us steel ourselves to stand firm for truth, democracy, and justice in the present day.

Bob Clegg is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland. He is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management at American University in Washington, DC. He is executive director of Justice Jobs of Maryland, a recently formed nonprofit which plans to open a job placement office in Baltimore next summer, serving people who are reentering society from incarceration and addictions. Bob and his wife, Connie, live in New Market, MD, where they defer to their three cats on important decisions.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Chesapeake meets two Sundays a month at 10:30 am at the Yardley Hills Community Center, 700 Yardley Drive, Prince Frederick MD. Please visit our website: or call: (443) 646-3518 for information. All are welcome!