ID=27: News and events in the UU community

Morristown: Microloans Change Lives

40 Lives Changed by MUF Sponsored KIVA Micro-loans

In May 2011, the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship initiated a series of micro-loans with $1,165 raised through a dedicated collection. This allowed them to provide loans to 14 individuals in 8 countries. Once the first round of loans was repaid, 20 additional people in 17 countries were provided loans in 2012. Then timely repayment of these loans has enabled them to extend loans to six additional individuals in five countries.

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Plainfield: Marriage Equality Resolution

The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield joined forces with the Plainfield United Church of Christ and the Rahway Plainfield Society of Friends to pass a marriage equality resolution for New Jersey. The resolution states the three churches, as institutions that “affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of all people,” have an imperative to call “for the rights of all people to love those whom they love, with full rights to marry and enjoy the benefits of life-time commitment ...

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Sussex Co: Climate Change – March 12

Climate Change
To Be or Not To Be

It is Hard to Know What to Believe
An Opportunity to Finally Address YOUR Questions to a Real Person
Ellie Whitney, PhD
Citizens Climate Lobby
Speaker, biologist, author, columnist, climate activist, UU

A Gathering brought to you by The Skylands Group of The Sierra Club

Hosted by the Fellowship of Sussex County
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7pm-8:30pm

Ellie Whitney, a member of the UU Congregation of ...

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Plainfield: Transitioning in Corporate American – March 10

On March 10, the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield’s service, “Transitioning in Corporate America: One Transgender Woman’s Journey to Activism and Advocacy” will feature Stephanie Battaglino, a Corporate Vice President at the New York Life Insurance Company. She transitioned on the job in October 2005 and is a founding member of New York Life’s LGBT employee resource group.  More info at

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Plainfield – Social Action Weekend – March 1-3

On behalf of the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (FUSP) I would like to invite you and members of your congregation to attend our 3rd Annual Social Action Weekend, March 1- 3, 2013.  The theme of the weekend “Partners for Immigration Justice” seeks to explore forming community partnerships to promote immigration reform by identifying issues, planning activities and taking action.

The weekend will kick off on Friday March 1st with an International Pot Luck Dinner from 6:00 to 9:30. This ...

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Ridgewood – Gun Control Forum – Feb. 28

Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
Gun Control Forum  
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM

An Evening of Explorative Social Justice: 21st Century Concerns for our 18th Century Second Amendment  
Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Committee  

Join other members of the congregation and community for a facilitated discussion of gun control, types of gun violence, the rights of gun owners, the responsibilities of gun owners, the likelihood of current government proposals to curb gun violence, and our responsibilities ...

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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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