• Tipped_Min_Wage

    Economic Justice Is Not a Gift

    Tipped-Minimum Wage is  $2.13 hour. Some think that’s enough. Watch “The National Restaurant Association: Hard to Stomach” video, produced by Restaurant Opportunities United (ROC United), re-posted on Upworthy, with links to information on the tipped minimum wage and a video explaining what it is like to live on tipped-minimum wage to learn more about income and wage disparity in the restaurant industry. Learn how the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) promotes Economic Justice Participate in the UUA Common Read focused on Economic Justice

  • Repro_Justice_Trip_Blog_FUUCC

    Witnessing the Reality of Reproductive Justice

    Reproductive Justice Tour Daily Blog: Day 4 After a hiatus, we continue our reporting of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus and surrounding UU congregations Reproductive Justice learning trip, held the week of June 16–21. –Ed. Reflection from Thursday’s Trip to Cleveland Our day started off with a bang! Following a 2-hour drive to Cleveland and lots of coffee, we arrived at Preterm, Ohio’s only non-profit abortion clinic. Preterm is a clinic that focuses on holistic care for women- meaning medical care alongside psychological and spiritual care. We heard from one of the women who works there as a patient advocate. She talked about the scope of what Preterm provides and some on the…

  • Faithify_Y&YA_Projects

    Support YaYA Faithify Projects

    An Innovative Way to Support Effective Ministry Faithify.org – a crowd funding website for Unitarian Universalist ministries launched at General Assembly 2014 in Providence, RI. To date the 24 projects launched for funding have raised more than $43,000 in pledges. Each project has between 15–60 days to reach its goal, after which it goes off the site. Crowd funding works – as an example the The (Next) Lucy Stone Cooperative rapidly achieved 107% of its funding goal from 58 funders, and with 34 days left to go on Faithify has now set a new goal of 100 funders for their project (pledges of as little as $5 can be accepted). The Follow–Share–Fund feature on Faithify…

  • FoF_Full_Spectrum_Congregation

    Color Congregation Successful

    Go FULL Spectrum   Is the decline of organized religion – particularly amongst Millennials – due to a lack of ethnic diversity in congregation? Bob Smietana points to the inherently multi-ethnic nature of religion and sees the increasing diversity of the U.S. population as an opportunity for congregations that embrace a broader paradigm of who their ministry serves. – Ed.   Almost everyday, it seems, there’s a new story about how “Millennials are leaving the church.” But there’s a problem with these trend pieces: They aren’t true. American Christianity still has plenty of Millennials — they’re just not necessarily in white churches… …About a third of young (18-29 year old) Americans — and more than half…

  • Fof_Sticky_Millennials

    Millennials are Sticky People

    Adhere Them to Your Congregation   This excerpt of a post by Drew Dyck on the Aspen Group examines the trend of Millennials leaving the church, and says that neither making church more stylistically appealing or less religious will turn the trend around. However, research reveals some of the reasons Millennials stay with congregation. Takeaways follow. –Ed.     The Millennials are leaving the church in droves, and staying away. Approximately 70 percent of those raised in the church disengage from it in their 20s. One-third of Americans under 30 now claim “no religion.” There are 80 million Millennials in the U.S.—and approximately the same number of suggestions for how to bring them back to…

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Witnessing the Reality of Reproductive Justice

July 21st 2014, no comments

Reproductive Justice Tour Daily Blog: Day 4 After a hiatus, we continue our reporting of the First U...

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Support YaYA Faithify Projects

July 21st 2014, no comments

An Innovative Way to Support Effective Ministry Faithify.org – a crowd funding website for Unitari...

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Color Congregation Successful

July 18th 2014, no comments

Go FULL Spectrum   Is the decline of organized religion – particularly amongst Millennials ...

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Millennials are Sticky People

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Adhere Them to Your Congregation   This excerpt of a post by Drew Dyck on the Aspen Group exami...

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The Blue Boat presents a collection of reporting on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the sign...

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NextGen Ministries: coming soon!

July 3rd 2014, no comments

Faith Moves Into the Next Generation   Our religious landscape in the United States is changing...