ID=27: News and events in the UU community

January 9, 2015–Roe at Risk: Fighting for Reproductive Justice

Please join the Reproductive Justice Committee of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 for an inspiring and informative night discussing the current state of reproductive rights. We will be viewing the documentary “Roe At Risk: Fighting for Reproductive Justice” followed by a riveting panel discussion with three influential reproductive justice professionals. Light supper will be served. More details on this flyer.

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Morristown: Restore Democracy! Get Money Out of Politics!

Restore Democracy! Get Money Out of Politics!

        What’s Happening and What You Can Do NOW –

Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 at 7:30PM

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship

21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

The following leaders of New Jersey for the Overturn of Citizens United (NJOCU), a statewide coalition of 27 organizations, will speak on severa issues in the rapidly growing national movement to remove the corrupting influence of money on our elections.

Susannah Newman, Founder/Coordinator, NJOCU Coalition

Mark Doenges, Founder/Webmaster, NJOCU Coalition

  • Proposal by Congress for ...
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Protect Children Not Guns–Three Presentations

Knowledge and Action Now

Hear Leading Experts Speak

Three Sundays on Gun Violence Prevention 1:00 P.M at
The Unitarian Church in Summit
4 Waldron Avenue (Corner Waldron &Springfield Aves)
Summit, NJ 07901

March 23–Protect Our Children From Gun Violence

Rev. Shannon Daley-Harris, for 24 years, Senior Religious Advisor of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) in Washington, DC. Author of dozens of publications on advocacy for children

Robert Tessaro, former director of Law Enforcement Relations, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

April 27–Understanding Guns & Firearms Safety

George ...

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Princeton: Gasland II – March 30

Get a broader look at the dangers of “fracking” in this documentary film as it demonstrates the myths of natural gas as a clean and safe energy source. Learn how fracking impacts our water, air, health, communities, and our democracy, and join in a discussion with a representative of Food & Water Watch.

UU Congregation of Princeton

www.uuprinceton.org/cpt_events/gasland-film-screening/

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Ridgewood: Self and Society – April 3

Self and Society: An Emersonian Reflection – A Talk by John Matteson

In our own time, when debates that pit radical individualism against the common good have grown especially fierce, we would be wise to consider what American writer, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, who stood between the two extremes, had to say about his own “age of the first person singular.” John Matteson is a Distinguished Professor of English at John Jay College in the City University of New ...

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Summit: Heal the World – April 1

Innovative political activist Jeremy Heimans will bring his 21st century model of mobilization for social causes to UCS’s Heal the World speaker series. Jeremy first founded Get Up! to impact social policy in his native Australia. In 2007, he launched Avaaz.com to give people all over the world a voice on issues like climate change and global government.  Jeremy and his organization, Purpose.com, use cutting-edge technology and social media to mobilize people internationally to make the world a better place.

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Morristown: Jewish Voices in UUism – March 14-16

“Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism” will feature the editors and contributors to the upcoming book by the same name (Skinner House January 2014) in conversation about Jewish identity, Judaism as a source tradition, Tikkun Olam and social justice, and the pluses and challenges of this hyphenated status in UU communities. The gathering will also include small havarot or spirituality groups, worship, a Purim celebration, special foods, and fellowship.

Hosted by the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship.

To register and for more information go to ...

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Reproductive Justice Workshop – Plainfield, March 1

The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (FUSP) I would like to invite you and members of your congregation to attend our 4th Annual Social Action Weekend.

On Saturday March 1st, 2014 we are planning a one day workshop on Reproductive Justice (RJ) called “From Rights to Justice” 9:30am-3:00pm.  The program is adapted from the six-week UUA curriculum “Reproductive Justice: Expanding our Social Justice Calling” concentrating on the human rights aspects of RJ.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to get a foundation in ...

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