Social Justice

"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public."
Cornel West

As Unitarian Universalists, living our values is essential to our religious life. We seek out concrete ways to act that will bring healing to our world and hope to our own hearts and spirits.

 

Sharing the Plate

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Half of all funds put in UUFN’s offering basket in November (unless marked UUFN Pledge) will be donated to Dream of Wild Health. An intertribal nonprofit, Dream of Wild Health provides educational programs that reconnect the urban Native American community with traditional Native plants and their culinary, medicinal and spiritual use.

 

Dream of Wild Health teaches Native American youth about gardening, cooking and culture with programs on their 10-acre farm in Hugo, MN. They grow indigenous foods from a collection of rare seeds given to them by Cora Baker, a Potowatomi elder. Together with partners, they are organizing a comprehensive Indigenous Food Network that incorporates access to affordable healthy and traditional foods with support for regional Native food producers, creative and accessible channels of distribution, and opportunities for job training and employment.

 

If you would like to donate directly to Dream of Wild Health, you can do so here:                   https://dreamofwildhealth.org/get-involved-2/donate.


Thank you for giving as you are willing and able!


 

 

Standing on the Side of Love

2015-03-18 18.58.19Along with congregations across the UUA, UUFN has participated in the Standing on the Side of Love effort since it began in 2009.  Each year we host at least one event that seeks to educate our congregation and the larger community on a critical justice issue.  UUFN has stood on the side of love of marriage equality, the movement to ensure that Black Lives Matter, Native American rights, Transgender rights, and more.  Watch for more info about upcoming events!

 

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We don't have to let a few voices of hate and fear speak for our communities.  Let's be clear that all are welcome here and that hate has no business in our community.  Our hope is that businesses, libraries, homes, places of worship, etc, will all show their support for all of our community members.

Download the 8.5x11 poster

Download the 11x17 poster

 

Uniting to End Racism in Our Communities

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UUFN members have joined forces with the Cannon Valley Friends Meeting to help end racism in our community.  Our first action was to table at the Faribault International Festival. Members of both congregations engaged in conversation with people from the community about the importance of addressing racism and offered various resources, including:

"Things We Can Do Now to End Racism in our Community!"

Resources on Police Conduct, Race and the Justice System,

Resources for Talking to Kids about Racism and Justice,

Resources on Protest, Social Movements and Community Visions for Racial Justice

Teen Reading List for Black Lives Matter.

 

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