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.

 

Engaging Racial Justice Pledge

On Nov 8th, all UUFN Members are invited to a special congregational meeting to vote on the adoption of an Engaging Justice Pledge that congregations and community groups across the Northfield area are working with for their own setting.  The draft ENGAGING RACIAL JUSTCE PLEDGE can be read here.  A Q&A session will be held after coffee hour on Nov. 1st.

 

Sharing the Plate

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Our September "Share The Plate" recipient is the "World Citizen Organization" and their international headquarters are located in St. Paul, MN. The main mission is to "empower communities to educate for a just and peaceful world."  This is accomplished through setting up "Peace Sites" in communities and having online and onsite peace education courses. Five main peace actions are promoted: (1.) Seek peace within yourself and others. (2.) Reach out in service. (3.) Protect the environment. (4.) Respect diversity. (5.) Be a responsible citizen of the world.

 

UUFN is joining them in this effort by becoming a "Peace Site" in Northfield on September 21st., The International Day of World Peace. We will be listed in their world-wide directory. For more information: www.peacesites.org.

 

Thank you for giving as you are able!

 

 

 

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!

 

"Hate has no business in our community" poster campaignthumbnail of All Are Welcome Here Poster

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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