UCC and UUA leaders condemn closure of Maricopa County, Ariz., jails June 24, 2012
The Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ (UCC), on June 23, 2012, issued a joint statement in response to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s decision to prohibit visitation in Tent City and five other Maricopa County jails in advance of a prayer vigil to protest inhumane conditions.