Join Our Exploratory Racial Justice and Local Policing Group

More than thirty UUs from multiple congregations across New Jersey joined our “crisis call” Tuesday, July 26.  Following the ongoing police violence against people of color, and the beginning of a violent backlash against police officers, the UU Legislative Ministry called for a faith-rooted policing initiative deeply rooted in our UU commitment to justice, equity and a desire to end the structural effects of 250 years of racism. Participants included mothers of police officers, Legislative Ministry task forces chairs, ministers ...

Continue Reading →
0

Join Our First Visioning Discussion for a UU Police Initiative

Dear Friends,

As the new Executive Director of the UU Legislative Ministry of NJ, my responses to the latest round of violence and outrage grow shorter and shorter. Quite honestly, I find myself running out of words.

What I hold onto at times like this is that we have not run out of creative or faithful responses to violence and fear.

Following up on last week’s letters concerning the Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas shootings, and in the wake of Sunday’s ambush of ...

Continue Reading →
0

UULMNJ Marching for a Clean Energy Revolution!

CER March Header

Americans Against Fracking and Pennsylvanians Against Fracking have organized the March for a Clean Energy Revolution. It is being organized by a broad coalition of organizations and grassroots groups from all over the United States, including the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ.

Fracking is impacting community health, water, air, and the climate on which we all depend, and we are calling on ...

Continue Reading →
0

A Message On the (Latest) Terrible Week

Dear fellow Unitarian Universalists and our friends:
I sent you all an email last week immediately following the all-too-familiar shooting deaths by the police of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA and Philando Castile outside St. Paul, MN.

I need to do the same now following the terrible violence against the police in Dallas last Thursday night, with five officers killed:  Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens, and Michael Smith.  We must also note that, according to news accounts, at least ...

Continue Reading →
0

A New Jersey Unitarian Universalist Response to the Latest Examples of Police Brutality Against African Americans 

Dear Friends,

Many of us here in New Jersey have already seen the headlines, probably multiple times. Perhaps you watched the emotionally wrenching videos of police in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, Minnesota shooting black men–to death–with no clear probable cause or justification.  And have thought, “Again??  How is this possible?!”

Continue Reading →

0

Let’s Make it Happen Together!

image

Dear Supporters and Friends of the UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey:

It is with great pleasure that I join with the Board, Legislative Task Force Chairs and other leaders of the UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey my first week as the new full time Executive Director of the UULMNJ.

This congregation-supported nonprofit–a combination of our deepest UU spiritual values with a “roll up our sleeves and let’s make it happen” attitude–has ...

Continue Reading →
0
Welcome to the UULMNJ.org website: Get Informed! Get Involved!