UUSJ Events

Immigration Task Force News: UUSJ surveys immigration and refugee support efforts

To strengthen networking and share best practices, UUSJ’s Immigration Task Force launched a survey to gather information on immigration and refugee support activities among UU congregations. The survey asks for information on a wide array of services, advocacy and educational efforts. Results will be shared with those interested in immigrant and refugee justice. Responses are … Continued

Getting prepared for 2018—are you called to be an activist?

Before we let go of 2017, I’d like to thank to our growing number of volunteers who have been so active and passionate this year through witness and activism. (You know who you are!) And of course a special thanks goes to our donors who have made this work possible. Our strategic location in the … Continued

#GivingTuesday

UUSJ: Website – Facebook – Twitter – Flickr Contents: What is #GivingTuesday? The Big Idea Behind #GivingTuesday How Do I Donate? Why Should I Be Involved? A New Tradition of Advocacy Donation? What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by NY’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together with a … Continued

2017 UUSJ Social Justice Awards Celebration

Members and friends of the UU community gathered on November 29 at Cedar Lane UU Church for UUSJ’s bi-annual awards celebration. The event brought together UUs recognizing the outstanding projects and activities at seven different congregations. Since its first Awards Gala in 2007, UUSJ has honored individuals and congregations who are working to build a … Continued

CSAI: “The Corruption of Our Democracy”

November as an election month is a good time to consider the 2016-2020 Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI), “The Corruption of Our Democracy,” especially since 2018 will be an exceptionally important election year. Is your congregation involved in discussing this issue? Let us know at advocacy@uusj.org. Read full text of the CSAI, “The Corruption of Our Democracy” … Continued

Healthcare is Moving Again! 3 Actions To Take Now

Updated October 23, 2017 Link to recent healthcare update. Page Contents (click on a title to go to that section) Take Action What’s Happening? Contact your Senators Our UU Spiritual Grounding Background, Resources and Relevant News Media Coverage Links Healthcare is Moving Again! 3 Actions To Take Now: We believe our nation’s leaders have a … Continued

In memorium: Hal Fuller

Our friend and colleague Hal Fuller died on September 26. Here’s a message from Lavona Grow, who served with Hal as UUSJ co-chairs. We just learned that Hal passed away after collapsing at his home in Fairfax. He recently returned to his Virginia home after his annual stay at his home in New Mexico. Hal … Continued

UUSJ Signs-on in Opposition to Graham–Cassidy, to help defend ACA and Medicaid

“As UUs we believe all Americans deserve healthcare that is centered on care, compassion and efficacy, a system of care in service to our common humanity.  To accomplish that goal our deliberative bodies should act in bipartisan fashion to support stability in the marketplace, to retain innovative practices, and to pursue affordability.  Rather than repealing … Continued

UUSJ Joins Groups Supporting DREAMERS – September 3rd

UUSJ has joined with the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium and other organizations, including the UU Association and UU Service Committee, to support a 22-day DREAM vigil in front of the White House to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and Temporary Protective Status designation. On September 3, UUs will … Continued