Topic: Justice

Braiding Belief, Morality and Democracy

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Braiding Belief, Morality and Democracy
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The UU 5th Principle states, “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” Inspiring and beautiful in theory; yet in practice, democracy is mired in conflict, beset by divisions, and inflamed by ardent animosity. … read more.

Reflections on the History, People and Culture of the Lenape

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Reflections on the History, People and Culture of the Lenape
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Communal worship is often a means of celebration, but can also include confession, seeking new ways of being, acknowledgment of strong feelings and witnessing to a larger truth. Today we honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day in an attempt to learn, to heal and to grow. From … read more.

The Labor Movement and Gender Equality

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
The Labor Movement and Gender Equality
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Throughout our history, the labor movement has accomplished a great deal. If you get weekends off or overtime pay, thank the union members who fought for those rights. None of the labor movement’s achievements would have happened without the effort, organization and advocacy of union … read more.

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

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
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

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
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

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
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.