Unitarian Universalism: Standing on the Side of Love
Thousands of Unitarian Universalists, in collaboration with the Ohio Student Association, the People’s Justice Project, UU Justice Ohio and our interfaith partners, held a State of Emergence: Faith Filled People Rally for Racial Justice rally on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday, June 23. Speakers included UUA President Rev. Peter Morales, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Alicia Garza-co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Rev. John Dorhauer-President of the United Church of Christ, Rabbi Rick Jacobs-Union for Reform Judaism President, Naeem Baig-President of the Islamic Circle of North America, and Rev. Cheryl M. Walker, president-designate of the UU Ministers Association. (Note: Due to rain this event was moved indoors to the Ohio Convention Center.)
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Enough! A National Call to Speak Truth – Kick off July 4th
The ENOUGH! Campaign is a moral call to the nation that seeks to make questions of poverty, disinvestment, human suffering, and the criminalization of Black and Brown, Muslim and LGBTQ people the moral questions of our day. We can do better! We seek to offer a new vision for addressing the challenges we face that undermine human potential and flourishing. The campaign will host a series of Speak Outs for Truth across the country and a Toolkit to organize them as well. In December, we will come together from across the country as truth tellers to develop a true people’s platform for the first 100 days of the new U.S. president and a comprehensive organizing strategy for moving our vision forward.
We say, Enough is Enough! There is Enough! WE are Enough!
The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values”
A national revival tour to redefine morality in American politics and challenges leaders of faith and moral courage to be more vocally opposed to harmful policies that disproportionately impact the poor, people who are ill, children, immigrants, communities of color, and religious minorities.
Join Rev. Dr. William Barber, Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon, and Sister Simone Campbell in the movement to advance a moral agenda! Check the Moral Movement website to learn if the tour is coming near you.
We have resources for you on:
- Multicultural Welcome & Inclusion
- Organizing for Racial Justice
- Standing on the Side of Love
- Voting Rights & Mobilizing for the 2016 Elections
We need to build this movement in our families, our congregations, our communities and beyond!