UUSJ Events

UUSJ Signs Request to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Haiti

UUSJ signed onto a letter requesting extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. We were invited by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and Interfaith Immigration allies, to join the UUA’s Youth and Young Adults of Color Ministry, the UU College of Social Justice, and several more UU Ministers and social justice Lay Leaders. … Continued

Discernment at Cedar Lane UU: Vote on Physical Sanctuary Congregation

On Sunday, May 21, Cedar Lane UU, like many UU congregations in this area, will be voting on whether or not to move forward in hosting a Syrian refugee family. If your congregation is becoming a Sanctuary congregation by hosting a refugee family, contact UUSJ at info@uusj.org; we’d love to celebrate the discernment process with … Continued

UUSJ Signs Onto Arbitrary Detention of Asylum Seekers Letter

UUSJ signed onto a draft letter expressing concern for Arbitrary Detention of Asylum Seekers. Following our work to support civilian access to detention centers and the Bed Mandate, UUSJ was invited by Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) to join the UU Association, UU Service Committee, and others allied with the national immigration … Continued

May Day Marches for Immigrant & Workers

On May 1, CASA and the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations organized local participation in nationwide marches. Participants—starting at the Arlington Courthouse Plaza and DuPont Circle—converged on the White House in support of immigrants and workers and to protest the harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and cruel immigration policies of the Administration. If you attended the march, please … Continued

Beyond PCM: UUSJ pushes to build a Climate Justice Movement

On Saturday, April 29, 100 UUs joined 200,000 people from all over the country and converged on Washington, DC for the People’s Climate Movement and marched for climate, jobs, and justice. After pre-march fellowship and street art in the morning, UUs set out under the banner of “the seas are rising and so are we” … Continued

UUA Presidential Candidates on Climate Justice

More than 100 UU organizations and individuals signed onto a request of the three candidates for UUA president that they respond to nine questions about climate change and their vision for responding to this ethical, spiritual and pragmatic crisis. All three responded and their statements are organized by question. The next UUA President will be … Continued

Family Advocates Joined UUSJ Advocacy Corps on the Hill

Family advocates and the UUSJ Advocacy Corps visited US Senate offices on April 11 to discuss healthcare reform, specifically Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which together cover one in three American children. Twelve Advocacy Corps members from six congregations, and Rev. Archene Turner and families from Cedar Lane UUC, visited 50 Senate offices … Continued

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