Members of the Oregon and Western Washington Chapters of the Fellowship of Reconciliation gathered at the Seabeck Conference, Washington State, on the Fourth of July weekend to celebrate ways to find attributes of a livable and vibrant community.
One of the keynote speakers was Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, the Senior Minister of Lemuel Haynes Congregational Church (UCC) in South Jamaica, Queens, New York, who is a third generation ordained Elder in the Church of God in Christ. Rev. Sekou holds fellowships with the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, The Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Institute for Policy Studies. He declared that civilization is in crisis; we must look to our youth for help. This continuing theme involves the elders, his group, who must set the table by providing funding and other resources to young people, and then get out of the way letting them carry on the struggle.