ID=27: News and events in the UU community

Plainfield: FIrst Sunday Explorers – Oct. 6

The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield’s “First Sunday Explorers” on October 6 will focus on detention centers and dignity for Immigrants.  IRATE & First Friends oppose detention of asylum seekers and immigrant detainees who pose no threat to society. They also work for improved conditions that respect the human dignity of all detainees. They will show a short film and speak about their work, including how to improve the conditions of detainees at local detention centers and ways ...

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Morristown: Earth Dinner – Sept. 28

The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship’s Green Earth Ministry is sponsoring an Earth Dinner: An Organic/Local Pot Luck, on September 28.  The potluck will celebrate the abundance of the local harvest and share food stories, ideas and questions. They request that the main ingredient of dishes should be organic and/or local to give attendees a chance to eat, drink and be sustainable.

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Monmouth Co: Sept 22, 29 Events

Rev. Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow, ‘evolutionary evangelists’ (www.thegreatstory.org), return to the UU Congregation of Monmouth County on Sunday, September 22 for service and then a workshop at 6:30pm (“Reality Is God: Inspiring Science, Evolving Faith, Saving Humanity”), to remind us that our actions now do affect the on-going web of existence and our part in it.

The next film in UUCMC’s Social Action Film Series, Living Downstream, will be shown on Sunday, September 29 at 5:00pm.  This ...

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East Brunswick: Environmental Film Screening

On Saturday, September 21 at 4:00 pm, the Unitarian Society in East Brunswick, along with the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club, will screen the documentary Last Call at the Oasis. This provocative documentary sheds light on the global water crisis. Scientists, activists and social entrepreneurs discuss ways to help conserve this vital and nonrenewable resource.

This documentary was inspired by the book, The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century, by Alex Prud’homme.  (Well worth ...

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Princeton: Support for Marriage Equality

Rev. Bill Neely, minister at the UU Congregation of Princeton, had a letter to the editor published in the Trenton Times on August 28, calling for marriage equality in New Jersey.

“My wife and 4-year-old daughter recently traveled to attend a wedding for a couple of friends we met at church about 20 years ago. They’ve been in love the whole time and are raising a wonderful child together. I stayed home with our baby, but I heard that the wedding was ...

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Morristown: Gun Violence Prevention Meeting

UU Meeting with Rep. Frelinghuysen on Preventing Gun Violence, Sept. 3, 2013

Rev. Alison Miller, Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Diane Finn, Bill Tyler, Jo Sippie-Gora, Kathy Allen Roth and Jim Stevenson met with U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen in Morristown on September 3, 2013.

After introductions, Diane presented more than 70 signed letters supporting legislation to reduce gun violence.  She said the letter campaign was initiated at a talk by Colin Goddard at the showing of Living for 32 at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship ...

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UUCWC: Half the Sky – June 25

The UU Church at Washington Crossing is screening a 45-minute version of the Half the Sky PBS series (www.pbs.org/independentlens/half-the-sky/), inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on June 25 at 7:00pm.

Half the Sky touches on different issues women face globally including death related to pregnancy, human trafficking, limited access to education, domestic abuse, and lack of financial opportunity in six locations around the world.

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Ridgewood: Sistersong Coming on Nov. 2 and 3

On November 2 and 3, SisterSong (www.sistersong.net), a women of color cooperative and the group that coined the term reproductive justice, will be leading a training session at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood focused on educating participants on reproductive justice. Their goal is to welcome local groups and congregations interested in the RJ movement with the hopes that they will spread their knowledge to the public and support RJ programs in their regions.

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Monmouth Co – Social Action Film – June 25

The UU Congregation of Monmouth County’s Social Action Film Series next film will be shown on June 25.

Living Downstream follows scientist, professor, author, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer, its environmental links – and the urgent human rights issue therein. Both personal journey and scientific-social exploration, this film is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our ...

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