Topic: Justice

Blessings of Pride

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Blessings of Pride
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Dawn provided a detailed overview of the organization’s (Equality Alliance) mission and vision and transgender issues and Reid spoke about PFLAG and current LGBTQ+ issues

UU Troubadours Sunday: Nurturing Beauty, Nurturing Truth

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
UU Troubadours Sunday: Nurturing Beauty, Nurturing Truth
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You won’t want to miss this year’s tribute to UU troubadours–the singer/songwriters who make our Unitarian Universalist faith more accessible and inspire us to greater heights of spiritual awareness and compassionate activism. We’ll pay homage to Pete Seeger, who inspired us to establish years ago … read more.

Returning to the Homelands

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Returning to the Homelands
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Our Soul Matters theme for April is Awakening. Our UU Principles of respect for all people and for the natural world of which we are a part as well as the value we put on justice, truth and democracy should make us receptive to an … read more.

Making Women’s History Applicable

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Making Women's History Applicable
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The lives of women written in our history books are good stories, and their deeds and values can apply to the present. We will celebrate Women’s History month by focusing on women who have impacted and inspired the lives our congregational members.

And Still She Persisted

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
And Still She Persisted
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To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are so proud to have Sen. Muth speak to our congregation about the advances women have made throughout history, as well as the work that still needs to be done to close the gender equality gap.  Senator Katie Muth … read more.

‘Oh Lord, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’: The Life, Times and Legacy of Nina Simone

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
‘Oh Lord, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’: The Life, Times and Legacy of Nina Simone
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Black History is, like the history of any race, creed or country, the biography of individuals who helped shape that history in the minds of those who lived it. One such individual was pianist, singer-songwriter Nina Simone. A child prodigy, she aspired to a career … read more.

Thomas Paine’s Foundational Principle of Religion and Government: Justice

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine's Foundational Principle of Religion and Government: Justice
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On this Independence Day 2021, Gary Berton will enlighten us on Enlightenment icon (and our Fellowship’s namesake), Thomas Paine, whose writings inspired the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. Paine’s first principles are few, but he held one, Justice, as a “foundational” principle because … read more.

ACLU on Voting Issues and Challenges

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
ACLU on Voting Issues and Challenges
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Sara Mullen, Associate Director/Advocacy and Policy Director of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ACLU, has been fighting to protect one of the cornerstones of our democracy—the right to vote. She will discuss some of the obstacles the ACLU is fighting to overcome, voting by … read more.

Engaging Active Hope

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Engaging Active Hope
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What is active hope?  According to authors Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, “Active hope is not wishful thinking [or] waiting to be rescued by the Lone Ranger or by some savior … active hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf … read more.

A Tribute to UU Troubadours: Celebrating the Seeger Centennial.

Join us for a lively, uplifting tribute to Unitarian Universalist troubadours—singer/songwriters who help make the essence of our liberal religious faith more accessible to all and who call us to greater heights of spiritual awakening, compassion and social action. Our annual recognition of their talents and contributions is especially timely this year, as May 3, 2019 marks the centennial of the birth of Pete Seeger who was, arguably, the most notable and influential UU troubadour of the past several generations. Expect reflection on how and why their lives and music nourish and inspire us and, of course, expect lots of singing!