Summer 2020

Racial Justice Core Group

By Cyndi Martinec UUCC members protest in Freedom Park photograph by Denise Weldon I have been attending the racial justice core group since this past August.  I had attended a couple of other [read more]

More Learning . . .

By Ellen Holliday photograph, courtesy of Sierra Club, California I signed up for the Environmental Justice Core Group because I thought it would be cool to learn more about climate change and its [read more]

Finding Despair, Finding Hope

By Liza PrattBefore joining the Environmental Justice Core Group, I was familiar with the concept of environmental justice, but I had chosen to stop looking too closely because it was hard to acknowledge the injustice [read more]

Member Posts

Racial Justice Core Group

By Cyndi Martinec UUCC members protest in Freedom Park photograph by Denise Weldon I have been attending the racial justice core group since this past August.  I had attended a couple of other [read more]

More Learning . . .

By Ellen Holliday photograph, courtesy of Sierra Club, California I signed up for the Environmental Justice Core Group because I thought it would be cool to learn more about climate change and its [read more]

Finding Despair, Finding Hope

By Liza PrattBefore joining the Environmental Justice Core Group, I was familiar with the concept of environmental justice, but I had chosen to stop looking too closely because it was hard to acknowledge the injustice [read more]

How Watching Can Be a Spiritual Practice

The Adult Religious Education Team (ARESD) has been building on the foundation that was laid a few years ago with the Vision, Mission and Call to Action. Our members are engaged in small group learning experiences that help us go deeper [read more]

Environmental Justice: A Long View

By Joe Argent My years as a feral child laid down for me a strong foundation of environmental justice. I lived a midcentury Tom Sawyer existence on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp in northeastern North Carolina. Our house was [read more]

Understanding Issues of Racial Justice

by Kathy Allen “Focus” mixed media art by Howard Barry I think my youth held the seeds of wanting to more deeply understand issues of racial justice. My family moved from Southern California [read more]

Best… and Worst… of Times

by Roger Coates ~ Charles Dickens might call our current economic picture “the best of times, the worst of times.” U.S. employment rates are strong and, for those with steady jobs and decent homes, “the livin’ is easy.” [read more]

UUCC Staff Posts

Making Magic to Defeat Injustice

By Kathleen Carpenter Elementary Youth using the “Harry and UU” curriculum to explore spirituality How do we bring children and youth into our congregation’s work of transformation? How do we help them see the [read more]

Learning Is “Doing Something”

by Jay Leach ~ My dad rarely gave unsolicited advice.  However, as we discussed my impending departure for college he proffered a suggestion.  “You should consider studying business.”  He explained that a deep understanding of how the business world works would [read more]

Cultural Justice

What Happened Back Then?

by Lee Movius ~ I was eager to participate in our Cultural Justice Core Group when I heard about it last summer. Its focus on the “cultural" setting of injustice spoke to my interest in how we develop and [read more]

Repeating History, By Design

by Kathryn Whitfield ~ After participating in the Racial Justice Core Group last year, I obtained a better understanding of how racism in the United States is in no way a new phenomenon and had never gone away (i.e. there [read more]

Economic Justice

Best… and Worst… of Times

by Roger Coates ~ Charles Dickens might call our current economic picture “the best of times, the worst of times.” U.S. employment rates are strong and, for those with steady jobs and decent homes, “the livin’ is easy.” [read more]

Blue Jeep

by Susan McClelland ~ When was the last time you saw a blue Jeep? I’m guessing that unless you own one, you probably don’t remember. This doesn’t mean you haven’t seen them or that they [read more]

Environmental Justice

More Learning . . .

By Ellen Holliday photograph, courtesy of Sierra Club, California I signed up for the Environmental Justice Core Group because I thought it would be cool to learn more about climate change and its [read more]

Finding Despair, Finding Hope

By Liza PrattBefore joining the Environmental Justice Core Group, I was familiar with the concept of environmental justice, but I had chosen to stop looking too closely because it was hard to acknowledge the injustice [read more]

Environmental Justice: A Long View

By Joe Argent My years as a feral child laid down for me a strong foundation of environmental justice. I lived a midcentury Tom Sawyer existence on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp in northeastern North Carolina. Our house was [read more]

Racial Justice

Racial Justice Core Group

By Cyndi Martinec UUCC members protest in Freedom Park photograph by Denise Weldon I have been attending the racial justice core group since this past August.  I had attended a couple of other [read more]

Understanding Issues of Racial Justice

by Kathy Allen “Focus” mixed media art by Howard Barry I think my youth held the seeds of wanting to more deeply understand issues of racial justice. My family moved from Southern California [read more]

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