ID=45: News and Events specific to the UULMNJ organization

Landmark Ruling Halts Unconstitutional Taxpayer Funding of NJ Yeshiva and Seminary

Article originally found on ACLU.org

May 26, 2016

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Plaintiffs Rev. Craig Hirshberg and Gloria Schor Andersen

Court rules that Christie administration’s $11 million+ grant to religious schools violated NJ Constitution

In a groundbreaking victory against government sponsorship of religion, a New Jersey appellate court ruled that the administration of Gov. Chris Christie violated the New Jersey Constitution when it awarded more than $11 million to two religious institutions of higher learning. This decision (PDF) by the Appellate Division represents ...

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ACTION ALERT: Renewable Energy Legislation for Earth Day!

In a 2006 Statement of Conscience the Unitarian Universalist Association stated:

“Earth is our home. We are part of this world and its destiny is our own…. As Unitarian Universalists, how can our faith inform our actions to remedy and mitigate global warming/climate change? We declare by this Statement of Conscience that we will not acquiesce to the ongoing degradation and destruction of life that human actions are leaving to our children and grandchildren. We as Unitarian Universalists are called ...

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UULMNJ & Faithify!

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FAITHIFY is a crowdfunding site where passionate people FOLLOW, SHARE, and FUND Unitarian Universalist ministries.

FAITHIFY’s purpose is to:

  • Inspire a culture of innovation that extends the reach of UU values
  • Lower the walls between existing congregation
  • Ignite ministries in new venues, formats, and communities
  • Bridge geographic and generational borders using 21st century technologies
  • Help passionate individuals invest directly in ministries that excite them
  • Help ministry innovators ...
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ACTION ALERT: Tell Gov. Christie “Women Are Not Worth Less!”

Pay Equity (600x302)On March 14 New Jersey took a step in being a leader in gender equality with one of the most comprehensive pay equity bills pending in state legislatures around the nation. S922/A2750, the New Jersey Pay Equity Act, sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, will give women formidable tools to combat pay discrimination and remedy an injustice that has gone on ...

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2nd Annual New Jersey MUUsic Festival

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Join in a celebration of our faith, equality, compassion and justice through song. Music ensembles from congregations across the state will showcase their finest and come together for a UU All-State performance!Our 2nd Annual event will be at the UU Congregation of Monmouth County in Lincroft, just off the Parkway.

Last year 6 congregations participated with close to 100 performers. This ...

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ACTION ALERT: Emergency Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

Welcome to the new legislative session!

Advocates from across New Jersey have been working with Senate President Sweeney to respond to the ongoing problems created by the termination of the extended Emergency Assistance program for individuals with disabilities. On January 28, the Anti Poverty Network; Steve Leder, Senior Attorney from the Community Health Law Project; and Staci Berger, President and CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, stood with Senate President Sweeney as he announced his proposed legislation to address this issue and ...

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