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UUs Partner Nationally to Stop Voter Suppression Last Updated on 2014-10-20 23:29:14 This message is part of our Voting Rights Campaign blog series. Today we hear from Susan Leslie, UUA Congregational Advocacy And Witness Director. Click here to see more about the Campaign. Get inspired! UUs around the country are partnering to stop voter suppression laws and to register thousands of historically disenfranchised people to vote. Next steps are Get Out the Vote mobilizations! If all the people who aren’t registered to vote, all whose voting rights are being denied, and all who have lost faith in voting join the Moral March to the Polls, “we can tip the balance of power toward justice in this country,” said Rev. William Barber, III, as he thanked Unitarian Universalists in North Carolina for their voter registration efforts. Registering High School Students At the Georgia Mountains UU Church several members of the Faith in Action Committee who joined... More »
What are we called to do? - Responses from the 2014 Justice Summit participants Last Updated on 2014-10-20 19:01:39 What are WE called to do? (As networking UUs) Help organize climate actions Continue to work collaboratively in groups on various important issues Involve UU congregations in establishing UU Voices for Justice legislative agenda Inspire Get serious and motivated to act in a bold way Support each other as we can Engage our congregations on Social Justice Is there an issue in the NW UUs to jointly work on and accomplish? Focus on preventing the climate bombs Network and inspire each other and help each other stay connected and able to continue the work Keep the conversations going – sponsor more multi-congregation events Reach out to people who are not passionate about climate charge through other faith groups The prophet ~ each of us is significant, call out the UU prophet voice Change politics in this state, get our district as an org involved in justice... More »
What are you called to do? - Responses from the 2014 Justice Summit participants Last Updated on 2014-10-20 18:53:11 What are you called to do? Keep attending network board meetings Educate Rest, finish up current programs in progress then rest up for legislative session Expand that network Climate change Advocate to make my home church a sanctuary; take the lead on this calling I will do more within the network, post more, etc. Study action guide on inequality Develop a 5-year social justice plan Stay the course – stay engaged in building beloved community inside and beyond church walls Stay in touch with people I met today, continue study of the issue(s) Help form our local justice group at our congregation Connect with our allies: other faiths, native americans Increase social action in my congregation Figure this out Form groups to enhance incomes of poor Carry through commitments to participate/lead on climate Make our voices and principals known I will take my... More »
What did you accomplish? - Responses from the 2014 Justice Summit participants Last Updated on 2014-10-20 18:47:48 What did YOU accomplish? I was able to take a more in-depth look at important issues and strategies I learned what UUs and organizations have been dong regarding social justice issues I care about (provided context for me) I met some UUs I did not know who are passionate about the same topics I am Made connections Raised awareness about the carbon tax as proposed by CCL I learned more about some issues, met UUs from other places, met a Quaker I made it here and didn’t fall asleep I met new people, made connections with like-minded people, shared info Intense connecting, clarification of issues I learned about issues, books to read and groups working on issues I learned some techniques for expanding social justice involvement in my congregation Networking, learning Supported terrific workshops Met people with similar interests and people who are ready to work on... More »
WILL THE UNITED STATES AWAKEN TO THE CRISIS? Last Updated on 2014-10-20 15:07:53 On September 20, 2014 an estimated 400,000 people gathered in New York City to sound an alarm (literally they made a lot of noise) for the attendees of the UN Climate Summit and the world to hear about the precipitous path to climate catastrophe we are on and the need for urgent, immediate action. This was 10 times the number gathered for the Focus on the Climate march held just a year and a half before in Washington DC (February 2013). Representatives from 1,524 organizations, from all points on the globe across a diversity of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, including 1,500 UUs participated.[i] The next day Leonardo DiCaprio gave a moving address to the UN conferees.[ii] “I play fictional characters solving fictional problems. I believe the world has seen climate change the same way. As if it was a fiction. As if pretending it wasn’t real would somehow make it... More »