Roe v. Wade – 40th Anniversary

January 22, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade case which made abortion legal in the United States. The UUA is partnering with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) to create a preaching resource on the anniversary, including readings, questions, statistics, and stories. Contact the Rev. Rob Keithan, Director of Public Policy at RCRC, (rkeithan@rcrc.org) to be notified when the resource will be released.

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UUA: Reproductive Justice: New Curriculum and Resources

A brand new six-week curriculum from the Unitarian Universalist Association titled, “Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling,” will equip Unitarian Universalists with tools for effective public advocacy, tie us to our theological and historical resources, help us understand the complexities of reproductive justice, and strengthen our relationships with each other.  Cirriculum: Reproductive Justice Curriculum for Congregations

More from Reproductive Justice: UUA: Reproductive Justice

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Statement on Gun Control

In the wake of far too many mass shootings and killings across our country, over recent weeks, months and years, The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey/Public Policy Network puts forth this statement as representative of our stand for gun control and against gun violence. Recognizing that 34 people are killed in this country on any given day as a result of gun violence – that someone’s mother, father, sister, brother or child is struck down every 45 minutes – ...

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1000 Voices for Immigration Justice – Write a Letter Today

UULMNJ’s Immigration Task Force is launching a letter writing campaign to President Obama, encouraging him to more closely follow his own Administration’s immigration policies. Their goal is to have members of NJ UU congregations deliver 1,000 letters to him by Inauguration Day, January 21, 2013.  For more information, see below.

Download a sample letter here.

And after you have sent a letter, please drop us an email at director@uulmnj.org to let us know that you have taken action.  Thank you.

To:  Immigration ...

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Gun Violence

Dear UULMNJ Family,

All of us are still in shock about the horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT. Our congregations around the state are responding with many worship, pastoral and public opportunities to mourn and to support victims families.  This is a time to gather in spirit, for none of us is immune to the impact of this.  We encourage you to take the time to express whatever you are feeling, to utilize the pastoral presence of your UU community and to ...

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Increase the Minimum Wage

The Economic Justice Task Force would like people to send letters to our Governor asking him to sign the minimum wage increase bill on his desk.  The New Jersey State Legislature has approved legislation (A2162) raising the state minimum wage and linking it to annual increases in the cost of living (also known as the Cost of Living Adjustment, or COLA).   The bill calls for an increase to $8.50 per hour from the current $7.25 per hour and an annual ...

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Morristown – Benefit Concert – Jan. 26

The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship is holding its 27th annual benefit concert to benefit the people of Central America at 8pm on Saturday, January 26.

The headliner this year is the captivating artist Christine Lavin who “knows how to keep her audience guessing, thinking, and laughing at the same time” according to the Washington Post.  Opening for Ms. Lavin is Jean Rohe and Ilusha Tsinadze.  Jean is a multi-lingual singer and composer of American folk music, Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian traditions.

Tickets are ...

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UU Princeton Hosts Candidates for UUA Moderator on Jan. 20

The UU Congregation of Princeton will host Tamara Payne-Alex and Jim Key, the two candidates for the position of UUA Moderator, on January 20 at 3 pm, to talk about their vision Unitarian Universalism and how they would lead if elected at General Assembly 2013. The UUA Moderator is the chair of the UUA Board of Trustees and the presiding officer at each General Assembly. The 90-minute program will include a question and answer period and will be followed ...

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