We join with people around the world in praying for Ukraine. At noon on Wednesday, March 9, we will offer a brief prayer service on Zoom. All are welcome. A Zoom link will be sent out by email to the congregation next week.
In the meantime, we share this message from Oleg Kobelev, a friend of Watts Street and partner of Robin Coull:
A lot of folks asked me how they can help Ukraine and its people during this terrible time. So here is what I suggest:
If you are in the US: write to your Congressional representatives (House & Senate) and DEMAND that the U.S. SEIZE, and not just freeze, assets of the various corrupt Russian oligarchs who form Putin’s inner circle. Take their condos in Miami, mansions in London, penthouses in NYC, professional soccer and basketball teams, etc. (this goes for my UK-based friends also). The only way this will end is with Putin gone – and the only people who have a realistic chance to do it are his kleptocratic cronies.
Support these organizations:
a. Independent Journalists: https://kyivindependent.com/
b. Medecins Sans Frontieres: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/…/countries/ukraine
c. Voices of Children: https://voices.org.ua/en/
d. Razom – Ukrainian activities in the U.S.; https://razomforukraine.org/