Category: Social Justice

Feast and Free Film

Blog, First Church News, Social Justice

By Terry Wiggins   Earth Day, April 22, 2016, is a Friday, and the Earth Justice Ministry will show a free film, called “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Common Room.   … Read More >

Your Vote = Your Voice: Common Ground Initiative Needs YOU Now! By Rod DePue & Jerry Fredrickson

Blog, First Church News, Social Justice

Help us assure that the focus of local government is on Milwaukee neighborhoods in the spring elections! To do that, we’re going door to door to talk about our MKE Neighborhoods Now platform. WHY… Read More >

Samaritan Sunday

Blog, First Church News, Social Justice

The Social Justice Council has designated the third Sunday of every month “Samaritan Sunday,” a day for renewing and strengthening our commitment to Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless. As always, donations of non-perishable (and never… Read More >

Community CHANGE Powered by Common Ground by Rod DePue

Blog, First Church News, Social Justice

Southeastern Wisconsin COMMON GROUND is approaching its 8th anniversary this April and we have seen a lot of changes in our communities which First Church has been a big part of. Stop by the Social Justice… Read More >

Guest House Meal Changes by Nancy Pajewski

Blog, First Church News, Social Justice

Our church will be supplying 7 meals at the Guest House in 2016 instead of the usual 5 or 6. This is a result of greater need at the Guest House, as several organizations… Read More >

Earth Justice Ministry: February Column by Terry Wiggins, Earth Justice Ministry Co-Chair

Blog, First Church News, Social Justice

On Trees and Tree-Hugging We admit it.  We are tree huggers, those of us in the Earth Justice Ministry.   Trees are much more than sources of paper, lumber, beauty, shade, habitat for creatures –… Read More >

Earth Justice Ministry Takes Stock of Pope’s Positions

Blog, Social Justice

From Terry Wiggins and Mark Gill “On Care for Our Common Home” (Laudato Sí), the recent encyclical, is the entreaty from Pope Francis for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future… Read More >

Gathered to Watch the Pope’s Address

Blog, Social Justice

On Thursday, September 25, several dozen First Church members and local residents gathered in the Leenhouts Common Room at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee to watch Pope Francis’ historic congressional address. Organized by First… Read More >

The One-Year Anniversary of the Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

Blog, First Church News, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter

The one-year anniversary of the shooting of Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park is this Thursday, April 30, 2015. [Post by Rev. Elaine Peresluha, Interim Senior Minister, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee ] Michael… Read More >

Black Lives Matter at First Unitarian Church

Blog, First Church News, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter

In the heart of one of the nation’s most segregated cities, the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. [Post by Rev. Elaine Peresluha, Interim Senior Minister, First Unitarian… Read More >

Black Lives Matter

Blog, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter

Somebody did the math. Every 28 hours, a black person is killed by a police officer or vigilante. In Milwaukee, Sunday, Dec. 14, Unitarian Universalists are joining other people of faith at Red Arrow… Read More >

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