As Unitarian Universalists, we confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.
Here are two quotations that are especially relevant in these trying times to help us stay focused on this mission.
From an early Persian fable and Jewish folklore: “And this, too, shall pass away".
From the BBC World Service: “By keeping our distance, the world will come together”.
Side with Love & Love Resists In These Times
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm Eastern
This webinar will offer the interconnectedness of spiritual sustenance and movement organizing as a means to live into the values and principles of Unitarian Universalism and work for justice and transformation.
UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray & UUSC President Rev. Mary Katherine Morn
Side with Love Campaign Manager Everette Thompson
Organizing Strategy Director Rev. Ashley Horan
Dr. Charlene Sinclair of Black PAC & Intern Minister First UU Richmond
A Detention Watch Network Organizer
Aly Tharp, Program Director, UU Ministry for Earth
Plus UUs from across our black, brown, LGBTQ and justice networks.
The Webinar to #DefeatHate in 2020 with the National Equality Action Team (NEAT)
Thursday, April 7, 7:00 pm Eastern
#UUtheVote has partnered with the National Equality Action Team (NEAT) to give you the opportunity to #DefeatHate in 2020. NEAT mobilizes hundreds of volunteers across the country via an online phone bank system to talk to voters in states from coast to coast about issues that advance LGBTQ+ justice. As we mobilize our efforts to #VoteLove in 2020, we are inviting you to join us to learn how your congregation can support LGBTQ+ justice campaigns, whether in your backyard or across the country...all from the comfort of your own couch or fellowship hall!
The theme for General Assembly in June 2020 is Rooted, Inspired, & Ready! We are in touch with our theological roots, we are engaged in transforming our faith and we are fired up to take action in the wider world. Naomi Klein has been chosen to give the historic Ware Lecture.
Adult Full-time Early Registration is $400 through April 30.
UUSJ continues its denomination-wide nationwide letter-writing campaign Write Here, Write Now (WHWN) during all of April in partnership with the UU Ministry for Earth for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. To learn how your congregation can participate, contact Lavona M. Grow, Advocacy Program Chair, Lavonay@uusj.org, 703-786-5206 mobile, 202-600-9132 UUSJ office.
If your congregation is already participating, please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org us know how you are doing.
Editor’s Note: Due to uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic organizers of this conference will make a firm decision by March 31 about HOW to deliver the conference. Check their website for updates.
Revolutionary Love in Washington, D.C.
On April 24-26, All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington, DC, will host Revolutionary Love: Toward a More Perfect Union, a multi faith, multicultural conference dedicated to helping us build the vision, deepen our partnerships, and get fired up for the work ahead. With inspiring movement-builders like Ruby Sales, Valarie Kaur, angel Kyodo williams, Traci Blackmon, Brian McLaren, Linda Sarsour, William Barber, and more, we will gather to learn, strategize, and share best practices for liberating our democracy.
For the latest informationon Student led Climate Strikes scheduled for April 22-24, check with organizers of events in your area or your local Sierra Club chapter.
To check the vulnerability of your area to flooding resulting from sea level rise check this resource provided by Climate Central.
Sign up for UU the Vote’s Weekly Updates. We’ll be keeping you up to date on adjusted election timelines, vote by mail advocacy, combating voter suppression efforts, and on-line and phone-banking voter registration, values conversations, and Get Out the Vote mobilization opportunities.
Please submit news and upcoming events in your congregation for the May newsletter to email@example.com by April 26.
Have you moved or changed congregations? Update your current contact information so we can match you with your Legislative District.
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