Council for Faith in Action

Update from the Racial Justice Initiative Praxis Group, December 2017

by Dan Tuft, Co-Chair, Racial Justice Initiative The Praxis Group is a part of the overall Racial Justice Initiative and is taking this entire church year to assess/audit where UUCWC is currently in terms of living, or putting into practice our commitment to racial justice. Nine areas of focus are being examined, one each month … Continued

Calling Community Volunteers! Information Needed!

by Sallie Dunner, Chair, Council for Faith in Action “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – (Sherry Anderson) The living tradition of Unitarian Universalism calls some of us to participate or volunteer in local community organizations and causes outside of church. UUCWC has a long tradition of members giving … Continued

New Political Realities for Justice Making in NJ and Beyond – Nov. 12

New Political Realities for Justice Making in NJ and Beyond Sunday, November 12, 12:30pm – 3:00pm at the UU Congregation at Montclair Remember to cast your vote on Election Day, November 7th. Simply voting, however, is only the first step: the next one is to consider what we can do make sure that our votes … Continued

Public Protest/Upstander free training – Nov. 18

Sponsored by UU FaithAction NJ (formerly the UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey) A FREE two-part workshop on how to become a (better) social activist Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 – 2:00 pm Time: Part 1: 10am – 12noon = Upstander Training Part 2: 12:00pm – 2pm = Protest and Civil Disobedience Training Working Lunch (Bring … Continued

UULMNJ is Now UU FaithAction NJ

It’s Official: The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey has changed its name. It is now UU FaithAction NJ  (Unitarian Universalist FaithAction New Jersey) After 7+ years of working on legislation, advocacy and greater social justice on behalf and alongside UUs in New Jersey, the Board, Task Force chairs, long time activists–and many of … Continued

What White People Can Do About Racism – Nov 4

UUCWC’s Racial Justice Initiative and Council for Faith in Action are co-sponsoring the workshop What White People Can Do About Racism Fundamentals, Part 2 How to act against racism from a position of unearned (and unwanted) racial privilege Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing Presented by … Continued

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive 2017

Thanksgiving Baskets should include: Grocery store gift card for a turkey (Your local Shop Rite or Acme offers these gift cards.) Canned vegetables, fruit, and cranberry sauce Dry boxed mashed potatoes and stuffing mixes Fruit juice Dessert items Anything else you would like to include Please – No perishable items! Send Questions to: socialjustice@uucwc.org  

Attend the UULMNJ Issues Conference – Oct 14

UULMNJ Issues Conference Saturday, October 14 from 12noon – 6pm Hosted by the UU Congregation of Monmouth County (Lincroft) Register Now! The Legislative Ministry’s Fall Issues Conference takes place on Saturday Oct. 14 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Hosted this year by our member congregation, the UU Congregation of Monmouth County in Lincroft, the … Continued

What is the Council for Faith in Action (CFA)?

The Council for Faith in Action (CFA) was established in 2008, the result of a UUA-facilitated workshop about the best ways to integrate social justice into congregations. It went through some growing pains to become what it is today, serving as the fiduciary steward for the distribution of the 50% of the plate designated for … Continued

Racial Justice Initiative – September Opportunities

by Dan Tuft, Co-Chair, Racial Justice Initiative The Racial Justice Initiative continues to provide you opportunities to engage, act, study and reflect on issues related to racial justice both within UUCWC and in the surrounding communities in which we live. As we endeavor to live our UU principles regarding equality and justice, remember to encourage … Continued