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Registration Open for *Free* Public Protest/Upstander Training Nov. 18

Public Protest/Upstander *Free Training*

Have you ever given thought to how *best* to prepare for taking part in public protest?  Wondered what you could possibly do to help someone being harassed?  Ever considered taking part in an act of civil disobedience?

Knowledge = Power.  Come to find answers to these questions and more at our FREE two-part workshop on how to become a (better) social activist.

Date: Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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Vigils across NJ

Many UU congregations are hosting vigils to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, to advocate for stricter gun laws and to call into question an ongoing culture of violence in the United States.

Cherry Hill UUs held one earlier this week, and Montclair and Beacon (Summit) UUs will be holding their own vigils tonight and Friday.  I hope UULMNJ supporters will turn out and continue to work through our Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to ...

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UULMNJ Fall Issues Conference: Register Today!

Registration is now OPEN for the Oct. 14 Fall Issues Conference–only 3 weeks away!


The Legislative Ministry’s Fall Issues Conference takes place on Saturday Oct. 14 from 12 noon until 6 p.m.  Hosted this year by our member congregation, the UU Congregation of Monmouth County in Lincroft, the conference features a keynote speaker, issues-related break out groups and a working lunch.  The Lincroft congregation is active in antiracism and immigration justice work and we are ...

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Rev. Rob Gregson with former NJ Governor Jim Florio and UULMNJ Gun Violence Prevention Task Force chair, Jeannine Coyne

Honored to speak with former NJ Governor Jim Florio and UULMNJ Gun Violence Prevention Task Force chair, Jeannine Coyne at the UU Congregation of Cherry Hill on halting gun violence in our country. Gov. Florio was instrumental during his term at banning military style assault rifles in the Garden State–for which he deservedly got a standing ovation from the congregation. — at

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FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Seventy-eight (78) people signed in and probably more participated without signing in. There were eleven tables of six or seven people and a few people sitting in chairs on the side.

Rev. Rob Gregson, the Director of UULMNJ, provided an inspirational overview of the six (6) UULMNJ Task Forces (in alphabetical order):
1. Criminal Justice Reform
2. Economic Justice
3. Environmental Protection
4. Gun Violence Prevention
5. Immigration Reform
6. Reproductive Justice

He mentioned that UULMNJ also provides ...

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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 ...

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Central Unitarian Church Social Action Film Series: May 15 Inequality for All

The Social Action Committee of the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus presents the film Inequality for All, on Friday evening, May 15 at 7:30.

This 2013 documentary follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap. Directed by Jacob Kornbluth, the 89-minute film is rated PG.

Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts research on public policy issues in New Jersey, introduces the film and ...

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Central Unitarian Church: Social Action Film Series: Feb. 20 Gasland II

The Social Action Committee of the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus presents Gasland II, on Friday evening, February 20 at 7:30.Filmmaker Josh Fox examines the potential long-term environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, including poisonous water and earthquakes in this 2010 Environmental Media Award-winning documentary. A representative from Food and Water Watch, a healthy food and clean water advocacy group, leads the discussion following the film. The film is 104 minutes long and not ...

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