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2022 General Assembly

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General Assembly is in Portland Oregon and online for 2022 

 

UUJEC 2022 Workshops at GA


Ecological Civilization: Earth, Religion, and the Human Future featuring David Korten

On a path to self-extinction, humans face a defining choice. Transition to a civilization dedicated to care for one another and the living Earth or bear the consequences. What might that future look like?  How might we get there?  

David Korten has guided the thinking of UUJEC over many years with his books, his presentations at General Assembly and at our Annual Meeting.  We are grateful he will offer his most comprehensive analysis of where we must target our efforts as we confront the existential threats of war, economic and social injustice, endangered natural resources and species, and climate disruption. As an “On-demand program at GA, please join us for ”Ecological Civilization: Earth, Religion, and the Human Future.” Aly Tharp of UUMFE, Michael Cox of Cedars UU Church, Bainbridge, WA and Lucy Hitchcock of UUJEC will dialogue with David on our next steps.

And what might be the role of the institutions of religion?



Faith Calls Us On: Faith, Religion, and Reparation

In this workshop, we explore the spiritual and theological imperatives for UUs to support Reparation for Chattel Enslavement in the US. 

For Reparation to be successful, it will be important for our society to understand why it is necessary, because the truth of Chattel Enslavement has not been told.  Now, there are political forces emerging, to keep that truth hidden.

Our speakers, including UUJEC Board Member Carl McCargo (pictured), will supply basic information about Reparation work by N’COBRA, UU history on both sides of enslavement and racial justice, and connections to UU theology, spirituality, values, and Principles (including the 8th Principle).

The session will end with information about UU collaboration projects with N’COBRA and Reparations work in Philadelphia, PA, and Evanston, IL, and encouragement of similar projects elsewhere.

This workshop is sponsored by UUJEC


​2022 Actions of Immediate Witness

 

Proposed text for an Action of Immediate Witness, AIW supporting the unionization of Starbucks.

 

Proposed text for an Action of Immediate Witness, AIW on "Education: Meet the Moment" endorsed by UUJEC and United UU Fellowship of St. Petersburg, FL

 

Proposed text for an Action of Immediate Witness, AIW on "Act for a Livable Climate" endorsed by UUJEC.  See Cindy Piester's webinar explaining this Action of Immediate Witness.  Here's the slide show that goes with the webinar.


Proposed text for an Action of Immediate Witness, AIW on "Medicare for All"


Proposed text for an Action of Immediate Witness, AIW on "Anti-Racism and Reparations via Restorative Justice"


Proposed text for an Action of Immediate Witness, AIW on "Breaching of Snake River Dam AIW"


Stay tuned for details about UUJEC events, workshops and organizing work for June! 

2021 General Assembly Reporting

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UUs for a Just Economic Community at virtual GA!

2021 Meet & Greet with UUJEC

Honoring the myriad of communities within Unitarian Universalism, Virtual GA 2021 will offer more time for networking, meetups and caucusing over the span of GA.  See our YouTube recording of the event here


Action of Immediate Witness, AIW 

UUJEC's AIW The COVID-19 Pandemic: Justice. Healing. Courage. was passed!  Read the final approved AIW and please send comments to UUJEC@UUJEC.org.  Watch the video created by the Commission on Social Witness on this AIW. Here's a thank you letter from AFL-CIO President Shuler to UUA President Frederick-Gray for support of the AIW.

 

UUJEC Sponsored Workshops


 “Reparations: Rooted in Repair” Workshop #309 

To view the recording, click here. 

Reparations Rooted in Repair:  The doctrine of discovery removed African peoples from their lands, their culture & nationhood and from the cover of GOD. Learn about the five major areas of injuries and strategies for repair of damages wrought by African Chattel Slavery. In this presentation, we expound on those injury areas and discuss local, state and national strategies, including N’COBRA, to repair individuals and culture and reshape institutions that financed the chattel slavery institutions. 

Featuring: Ari Merretazon, Woullard Lett and UUJEC Board members Carl McCargo and Jane Bannor. 

 

 

"Mutual Aid, Congregations & Communities" Workshop # 410 

To watch the recording,  click here.

"Nomadland" is the award-winning movie that has introduced millions of Americans to mutual aid practice.  Many of us have learned about mutual aid work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of climate change, poverty and neglect, and other economic problems.  Mutual aid is a form of social insurance in which everybody gives and everybody receives in voluntary and reciprocal arrangements.  This workshop will explain the importance of mutual aid work for today's Unitarian Universalist congregations.  It's information that your congregation can use for economic justice.

Featuring: Nancy Hoffman, Astoria Nickerson, Jimmy Dunson, , Artemis Joukowsky and UUJEC Board Member Rev. Robert Murphy. 

 

"Socialism and Religion" Workshop # 655

To watch the recording, click here. 

Socialism is back in the news and religious people are involved.  This workshop focuses attention on the story of religious socialism in the United States with special attention given to the Unitarian Universalists.  We'll examine our past, we'll look at race/class solidarity possibilities, and we'll conclude with some thoughts about liberal religion's future.  How do we accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and in America's institutions?  Liberation theology, environmental justice, and support for multigenerational cooperation and labor union organizing, are the topics discussed by the speakers.

Featuring Rev. Kimberly Q. Johnson and Dr. Daniel  McKanan and UUJEC Board Members Rev. Judy Deutsch and Rev. Robert Murphy.


                   

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