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    Spotlight: UU Young Adults at Channing-Murray

    Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we’ll feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective, innovative or otherwise interesting ministry with young adults. It’s not every day that I highlight a young adult or campus ministry that has its roots in the consolidation between the Unitarian and Universalists, but then again, the Channing-Murray Foundation is not your average young adult or campus ministry. This non-profit center was formed when the Unitarian and Universalist congregations in town joined together to form the UU Church of Urbana Champaign (UUCUC), or what the folks I interviewed called “the Green Street Church.” In that shift, a decision was made to keep both historical buildings, and the…

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    Gather Virtually with UU Campus Ministry Leaders!

    Summer is over and it’s time for UU campus ministry leaders to meet In some parts of the country school has already started; elsewhere people are preparing to enjoy labor day weekend before the new semester begins.  But whatever schedule you’re on it’s time to plug in with your fellow campus ministry leaders for mutual support and information! Our first call of the school year is on Monday September 8th at 8 pm eastern. All campus ministry leaders are welcome: lay and ordained, students and elders, everything in between. Last year we met on the second Sunday of the month in the evenings, but many folks expressed this wasn’t the best time to gather. So we…

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    From Whence Comes Ferguson

    Michael Brown – killed by the police years before he or his aggressor were born. TO BEAR WITNESS – AGAIN This blog has published extensively on the inequitable treatment of racial and other minorities in American society. The recent police killing of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is the unhappy occasion for us to present a cogent collection of stories that attempts to explain the pervasive and systemic policies, legislation and societal attitudes which – in their ensemble – encourage the desensitization of the privileged in their treatment of others. The violent death of Michael Brown by police shooting on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri has ignited protests that refuse to calm. What…

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    UUA Statement on the Events in Ferguson, Mo.

    The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement following the continued violence in Ferguson, MO: “The images from Ferguson, Missouri, are profoundly unsettling: tanks, tear gas, military weaponry for urban warfare, angry crowds. We immediately feel a mixture of shock, anger, dismay, helplessness, sympathy, and outrage. As religious people who are committed to compassion and justice, what are we to do? Ferguson, MO In the short-term, we must add our voices to those who seek an end to the violence and chaos. We must stand in solidarity with those who seek justice. This is a time to be steady, calm, resolute, and determined. It is also a time for…

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    Social Justice Saves

    One Congregation – 3 Social Justice Ministries   The power of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron (Ohio) Social Justice Ministry on Immigration, Food Justice and LGBTQ Rights and Welcoming Congregation is literally lifesaving – as attested to by this excerpt from story on the Akron Beacon Journal:       I did not want to come to this church — a lot of the people who were giving me a hard time were using religion as the reason they couldn’t accept me,” Joan said. “When we walked in, it happened to be the Sunday when the service focused on outreach to the [LGBT] community. The rainbow flag was on the stage. Rabbi [David] Horowitz…

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Spotlight: UU Young Adults at Channing-Murray

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Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we’ll feature a different Unitarian Universalist congr...

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Gather Virtually with UU Campus Ministry Leaders!

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Summer is over and it’s time for UU campus ministry leaders to meet In some parts of the count...

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From Whence Comes Ferguson

August 22nd 2014, one comment

Michael Brown – killed by the police years before he or his aggressor were born. TO BEAR WITNESS ...

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UUA Statement on the Events in Ferguson, Mo.

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The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this state...

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Social Justice Saves

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