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2/7/2017: Economic Justice Spotlight: First Parish of Sudbury. Sudbury, Maine


Within UUJEC, we embarked on a journey of discovery, to understand the tireless and comprehensive work UU activists were doing to make our world more just. Our call for submissions drew interest from active social justice committees and congregations from every corner of the country. We are pleased to collaborate with them in sharing best practice approaches to justice work for our readers to learn from and to bring inspiration. Enjoy the stories, share in the efforts and use the ideas you see here as a model for your continued work in economic justice. 

This article was developed in collaboration between UUJEC Administrator Rachel Bennett Steury and First Parish member Judy Deutsch. You can find the full article featured on our Spotlight page and also in a printable version here. Please share this information with your congregations and feel free to participate in the comment section below.

"Living Our Faith is our overall umbrella for our congregation's social justice activities. Our minister, director of religious education, past president, treasurer, assistant treasurer, and administrator all participate actively. We fly a Black Lives Matter banner and post Black Lives Matter signs on our property, we hosted a community forum on why we have done so (panelists included our minister, a person who talked about White privilege, our police chief, a Black 50-year resident of Sudbury, and me), and we intend to take follow-up actions in the Fall. Our minister and our assistant treasurer had items in our local paper about why we support BLM, and I had a column on BLM published there..."


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