Category: Social Justice

Immigration March

Immigration Issues Action Group: Our Discernment Continues

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By Patricia Geenen, Immigration Issues Action Group A subset of the Immigration Issue Action Group at First Church has begun a discernment process to consider becoming a sanctuary site for undocumented immigrants under threat… Read More >

Promoting Justice

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By Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Council Chair Our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is leading UUs to move beyond stating our values of “Taking Action” to promote justice and compassion. Together with the Unitarian Universalist… Read More >

Institutional White Supremacy

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter

By Celie Koneazny, YRUU youth member White Supremacy is the belief that white people are superior to those of other racial backgrounds and should therefore be in control of everything politically, economically, and socially…. Read More >

Our Earth Day Commitments

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By Tree Moore After Earth Day Sunday services on April 23, sixty seven congregants made commitments toward healing Earth and its creatures. Food and water – We have 8 new organic gardeners (no pesticides)… Read More >

Is First Church Called to Offer Sanctuary?

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By Kitty Willkomm, co-chair of Immigration Issues Group Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Nogales, Arizona. “Be forewarned,” he said. “This is a new… Read More >

A Moment of Reflection: Racism and Oppression

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  By Cheri Taylor, Membership Development Coordinator Growing up in Milwaukee, I was constantly reminded of everything I was not. I was reminded by my school friends that I stayed in what they classified as… Read More >

Statue of Liberty Immigration

Immigration as a Moral Issue

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By Kitty Willkomm [quote]“We must prepare to resist human rights violations in active ways. We must make it much harder to deport, register, discriminate, and despoil.”[/quote] ~Rev. Peter Morales, UUA President In answer to… Read More >

Justice

Addressing our Post-Election Anxiety

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By Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Council Chair In this post-election time, I found our UUA President’s pastoral message meaningful and helpful: “This is a time to take a deep breath and a long view…. Read More >

Earth Hands

I am Here 

Blog, Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

I am here because as climate change effects roll out, they are going to hit the most vulnerable among us first and they already are. I am here because we know that 2016 was… Read More >

A World of Health

Social Justice News – January

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Read “A World of Health” and Connect People, Place and Planet By Terry Wiggins, Earth Justice Ministry Co-Chair   Earth Justice Ministry is now taking sign-ups at the social justice table for the Northwest… Read More >

SAVE THE DATE! First Unitarian Society Community Building Workshop

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SAVE THE DATE First Unitarian Society Community Building Workshop Location: Wisconsin Community Services: 3732 W. Wisconsin Ave. Friday: February 17, 2017 from 5:00–9:00 p.m. Saturday: February 18, 2017:   9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday: February 19, 2017:… Read More >

Five Pillars of Social Justice at First Church By Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Council Chair

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We at First Church are doing pretty well with our social justice programs being spread among what many people see as five important elements of social justice. These five elements can be defined as… Read More >

12th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar

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Sunday, November 27 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Social Justice Council is hosting the twelfth annual Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 27 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving), with proceeds benefitting The Purpose Driven Purse,… Read More >

Get involved with the election

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By Nancy Pajewski, Leader of Escalating Inequality Group   One of the ways to combat increasing inequality in American society is for every citizen to vote. Therefore, the Escalating Inequality Group is focusing on… Read More >

Citizens Climate Lobby constituent letters

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By Terry Wiggins and Mark Gill, Co-Leaders of Earth Justice Ministry   As supporters of the non-partisan Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), the Earth Justice Ministry (EJM) will make constituent letters available at the Social… Read More >

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