Making Justice on Earth a Reality
Message from the UUCT VP for Social Justice, Susan Fleming
Wow, what a dynamic process that took place on Sunday (7/28/19) to select a direction for our church-wide social justice effort for this year. Over 30 folks attended and engaged, some for the first time, and others that had been involved from the beginning. We reviewed the progress and presented the alternatives.
We are very lucky at UUCT to have passionate and involved people in most any social justice issue to tap for inside information. Rosa Morgan and Tom Taylor gave such good insider information on the two directions we were choosing between. It was difficult to decide and many were torn. Finally, we voted one more time and we were able to have a significant majority vote for the topic of Food Justice to move forward on.
Next steps will be planned by a smaller group of volunteers that have offered their names to help navigate our continued course. They will start the process to grapple with this important issue for the sake of the people affected but also for our church to reach out of our four walls and try to live up to some stated principles together.
For those who weren’t there–if you would like to get involved in the small navigating group or in other ways, or if you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you to all who have responded already and especially to our minister, William Levwood, for his dedicated guidance bringing us this far.
Justice, Equity and Compassion
Thanks to Linda and Ed Oaksford we have already hosted a talk by Will Tuttle, PhD author of The World Peace Diet. Social Justice Matters purchased another one of his books Circles of Compassion-Essays Connecting Issues of Justice.
Additionally, UUCT has joined the local Green Faith Alliance. The Green Faith Alliance is a newly forming network involving church leaders who are committed to fight environmental problems with a heightened concern for more vulnerable populations. Steve Urse and Rosa Ramos Morgan are our UUCT representatives.
Food and clothing distributed on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 9-10 a.m., from the building behind the church office parking lot at Faith Presbyterian Church.
Help those in our community who are cold and hungry.
Non-perishable food items (no glass) are wanted. Oatmeal and cereal without too much sugar are needed right now. There is also a need for jackets and sweaters. Please place food donations in the blue box next to the kitchen, and clothing in the bin underneath. Large bags (bigger than grocery bags) are also appreciated and used!