Our Social Justice Work: Why, How, and Being Stronger Together
The social justice groups from the Five Point Cluster of UU Congregations will meet for the first time on Saturday, March 28, from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Unity Church in Easton. Rev. Jim Robinson and Adrienne Williams will facilitate the meeting and several members of our committee expressed interest in attending.
For more information about the workshop, visit the event page.
Anyone from our church who is interested in social justice can join us. Email Rev. Jim Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Our anti-racism effort began on Martin Luther King Sunday with guest speaker William Dickerson, II who invited us to look deeply, at how we each are called to create racial and social justice. Will is the Executive Director of the Brockton Interfaith Community and one of Brockton’s leading social justice advocates. You can hear his sermon on our SoundCloud channel.
The Social Justice anti-racism initiative will run until the end of March, except on March 22, when Monica Cannon Grant from Violence in Boston will talk about gun violence and gun control.
January through March we will have Brown Envelope collections during our Sunday offering for:
"As the cold descends, we decorate our homes and apartments, making our hearts grow warmer. As the cold reminds us of our human need for warmth, we donate to charities to help our neighbors. We celebrate Love."
--Rev. Jim Robinson
For our social justice work for the holiday season, December 1st to January 12th, we have switched our focus to "Hunger and Homelessness in our Neighborhood". Our brown envelope collection during the Sunday offering will be for our own Five Points Cluster CommUnity Closet. This will allow us to buy essential items like toothpaste, socks, etc., which people can receive along with free clothing on the second Saturday of each month at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Brockton.
Our Christmas Eve collection will be for our area's main homeless shelter: MainSpring House in Brockton.
We also invite members to participate in the "Our Giving Tree" program which benefits children through West Side Benevolent Circle's Gift for Kids program and adults at Shattuck Hospital (our own gifting program inspired by a church member who works there).
We are also working with the Unitarian Church of Sharon to augment their hunger and homelessness relief programs through offering "Shopping for Justice" grocery cards. Five percent of the price of these grocery cards goes directly to this effort!
For more information about any of these programs email: email@example.com
- Social Justice Committee
"Because climate change is a truly global, complex problem with economic, social, political and moral ramifications, the solution will require both a globally-coordinated response (such as international policies and agreements between countries, a push to cleaner forms of energy) and local efforts on the city- and regional-level (for example, public transport upgrades, energy efficiency improvements, sustainable city planning, etc.).
It’s up to us what happens next." -NASA
To kick off our effort on climate change. Laura Wagner, MSW, Executive Director of UU Mass Action was the guest leader of our worship service on October 6th. Her sermon, "Creating Justice," can be found on our SoundCloud podcast.
Visit our information table after church during the month of November. Below are the resources and suggested action items that we have highlighted:
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