UUSJ Events

People’s Climate Movement – March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

People of faith will join students, workers, parents, and people on the front lines of climate change for a major climate justice mobilization right here in DC. Faith group coordination is being arranged by GreenFaith and Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA). RSVP with UUs and the People’s Climate Movement. Download the UU Flyer. Check out the Facebook event. Join UUSJ’s … Continued

UUSJ Immigration Advocacy & Request for UU Interactions with ICE

UUSJ volunteers discussed concerns on Immigration with various Senate staffers during February. Of particular interest and worry was the apparent move by ICE to deny faith groups access to detention center facilities for witness and service. UUSJ’s Immigration team was asked to follow-up on this development, provide documentation on the troublesome exchange, and ask its … Continued

UUSJ Presence Liked at Cedar Lane Seminary for a Day

UUSJ’s Pablo DeJesus (pictured left) and Lavona Grow delivered a “how-to” workshop to area UUs and other denominations on the essential techniques for conducting advocacy in the federal forum. During the seminary over 120 participants heard the call of Rev. Jacqui Lewis and Rev. Abhi Janamanchi to engage in revolutionary love, and sustained resistance in … Continued

UUSJ’s New Advocacy Corps Visits Capitol Hill

UUSJ Advocacy Corps visits MD Senator Cardin and VA Senator Warner   UUSJ’s Advocacy Corps made its inaugural visit to Capitol Hill on Valentine’s Day, involving 18 members from seven area congregations who visited Maryland’s Senators Cardin and Van Hollen and Virginia’s Senators Warner and Kaine. Participants delivered nearly 200 handwritten letters expressing gratitude and … Continued

In Solidarity, We Marched on Washington; Now We Must Fight for UU Values!

  Rev. Rob Hardies, All Souls Church, Unitarian; Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, Cedar Lane UUC; Taquiena Boston, UUA, Dir. Multi-Cultural, Growth and Witness Ministries     UUs from across the country came to Washington, DC on January 21 to march for the inherent worth and dignity of every person alongside about 500,000 other activists. The UU … Continued

Update in Response to Matthew: Community Empowerment Network (CEN)-Haiti

UUs in the National Capital Region made generous contributions to support the victims of the hurricane Mathew. CEN Haiti received approximately $5,000 for the hurricane victims of the Bellevue Lamontagne Community. 100% of the donations were used to help the victims. CEN Haiti team used local connections to buy food wholesale with half of the … Continued

2017: Our Time to “Move Ahead” on Environment and Climate Justice

“We will move ahead” became the mantra of the COP 22 Climate talks of Marrakesh, Morocco, refusing to let any momentum towards a net zero fossil fuel economy be deterred. And in that spirit, so shall the National Capital Region UUs for Environment and Climate Justice. Read more about how we plan to move ahead…

UU Congregation of Rockville Hosts CASA & Montgomery County UUs for Immigration Advocacy Dialogue

Next Meeting: Mid-January (Date and location to be determined) UUSJ Immigration Task Group members helped convene and facilitate a meeting between Renato Mendoza of CASA and UU immigration activists from four Montgomery County UU congregations—River Road UU Congregation, UU Congregation of Rockville, UU Church of Silver Spring, and Cedar Lane UU Church—on December 14. Topics … Continued

Are you interested in joining UUSJ’s new Capitol Hill Advocacy Corps?

Flyer UUSJ is inviting UUs interested in making regular visits to Members of Congress and their staff to join UUSJ on priority issues of immigration, climate change and the environment, and escalating income inequality, among other UU issues. The UU liberal religious voice is critical to be heard, especially in light of concerns that progress … Continued

New eNews Schedule & Submissions Deadline

Beginning in January, UUSJ’s eNews will be published just once per month, on the first day of the month. Submissions deadline: News items or announcements should be sent to the editor at info@uusj.org no later than 10:00am on the 20th of each month for the following month’s issue. We encourage you to forward all or … Continued