Justice Ministry and Public Witness 

The Justice Ministry Team requests the congregation to continue to discuss making a congregational justice statement. This process can help us communicate among ourselves to find collective justice initiatives and share them with the larger community.

We have created a Task Force to continue to discern a message from the congregation specifically supporting marginalized groups who suffer from discrimination locally and nationally. Please contact Linda Clark if you would like to serve on the Task Force.

This would not preclude any other discussions or efforts for community outreach and congregational growth.

Please participate in our on-line poll even if you participated with our dot survey in June.

Congregational Justice Survey

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Please go to UU MASS ACTION for current opportunities!

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“Journey Toward Wholeness”, #BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism) Collaborative, and ARE (Allies for Racial Equity). We have made a pledge toward this justice ministry within our denomination by this link or half plate offerings: https://www.uua.org/giving/areas-support/funds/promise-and-practice .

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Poor People’s Campaign

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We still recommend:

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Even if you have just begun reading this book, you will have a new perspective. There is a Reading Group Guide beginning on page 614 which we will use to get our conversation started. This conversation will not be like a book report for school, this is a vehicle for greater understanding so that we might become better humans and allies.

Preview book by Isabel Wilkerson – The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration is a highly acclaimed historical study which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction. WikipediaOriginally published: September 7, 2010 AuthorIsabel Wilkerson 
Linda Clark
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MARCH for Our Lives, Worcester

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Worcester Islamic Center Food Drive held December 10

We helped prepare welcome boxes for 200 area families, primarily refugees and other people in need.

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December 6 National Vigil to #EndGunViolence Held at Trinity Church. Northboro

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ONGOING ISSUES

Environment Justice, Women’s Rights, Workers Rights, Prison Reform and Against Gun Violence witness events are ongoing. Follow UU Mass Action on Facebook or http://www.uumassaction.org/  for great opportunities.Environment Justice, Women’s Rights, Workers Rights, Prison Reform and Against Gun Violence witness events are ongoing. Follow UU Mass Action on Facebook for great opportunities.

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Please sign the Declaration of Conscience on the UU Service Committee website! 

This is something you can do right now! I you haven’t already. You can sign as an individual. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to make this Declaration as a congregation? Let’s talk about it. http://www.uusc.org

2017 SOULAR JAZZ FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 10, 2017

First Parish Northboro ~ A Day of Sun and Music http://soularjazzfest.com/  GRINGO KINGS: https://youtu.be/wvOTZNni4ks