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UULMNJ Issues Workshop – October 29

UULMNJ Fall Issues Workshop
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 9am – 1pm
at The Unitarian Society in East Brunswick

It is time to register for the UULMNJ Annual Fall Issues Workshop to be held October 29 at the East Brunswick Society in East Brunswick. This workshop is open to anyone who would like to further the work of UULMNJ.

Highlights of the program include a presentation about sharpening our lobbying skills by Diane Guerin, long time activist and Justice Coordinator for the ...

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Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness – September 20

Please attend a screening of Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness, which follows actions of the community to build understanding and safety after violence against immigrants in Long Island, New York.  The event will occur at the Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark at 6:00pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry (UULM) has joined as a co-sponsor of the event. The PBS special debuts on Wednesday, September 21. Check local listings for specifics.

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Help Wanted – We Need You!

There are many opportunities for involvement with UULMNJ – with your local congregation, as part of a task force or committee, and/or sharing your skills and talents with us.   Please browse our website and see what is of interest to you, and make sure to check out our volunteer section for a list of tasks – one might be just right for you.

We are especially finding individuals who would be interested in working on newsletters, and someone to help us ...

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Issues Survey Coming This Fall

UULMNJ periodically develops an Issues Survey to elicit input from New Jersey’s 21 UU congregations to help prioritize the issues that will be the focus of our efforts for the next two years or so.  Issues which overlap with the selected issues may also be addressed; there also may be compelling “emerging issues.”

When the issues survey is ready, please help us by completing it.  Your congregational liaison will have more information, or contact us at director@uulmnj.org.

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Poverty: An Issue of Justice – May 23

There will be a public regional forum, orgainzed by the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey and presented by our partners in the Anti-Poverty Network, to discuss poverty in Morris and Union Counties.  Conversation will center on statistics reported in the 2011 Poverty Benchmarks Report, the fifth annual report on poverty by the Poverty Research Institute, Legal Services of New Jersey.

This regional forum on poverty is part of an ongoing project to present this report in diverse areas of ...

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Moving Into Fall

Fund raising is a real necessity for the upcoming year. Therefore, the quieter summer months were a time for grant development.  UULMNJ received a Congregational Based Community Organizing Grant from the UU Funding Program.  This grant covered half of the CBCO training costs for up to five participants.  Two participants attended the NJ Regional Coalition community organizing training event in Valley Forge, PA, in August, one from Cherry Hill and one from Washington Crossing.  I, along with two other individuals ...

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Welcome to Our New Executive Director

The UU Legislative Ministry is proud to announce the hiring of Rev. Craig Hirshberg as our new Executive Director effective May 1, 2011. Our current director, Rev. Julia Hamilton has been hired as Assistant Minister at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, CA.

Rev. Hirshberg comes to the Legislative Ministry with a wealth of experience in the pulpit and in the community. An ordained UU minister for the past 15 years, she was the founding minister at Somerset Hills and helped ...

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