Justice Opportunities

National Week of Non-Violence is August 16-23

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events

National Week of Non-Violence is August 16-23

What can you do for peace in the world? Start with peace in your heart. Move toward peace in your relationships. Extend peace in your neighborhood. Advocate peace in your nation. Envision peace on Earth. What can you do for National Week of Non-Violence (NWNV), this August 16-23? Take time each day that week to meditate on peace. Have intentional conversations with people you love about fostering peace. Move toward peace with people in your life with whom you do not currently feel at peace. Participate in one of the NWNV events found here. Register for the August 23, 2014, National Summit on...

Read More

Share the Plate Collection for Victims of the Charlestown WV Chemical Spill

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Justice Opportunities, Share the Plate

We share our offering plate each Sunday by donating half of our cash offerings to a justice partner. Our Share the Plate partner for March and April of 2014 is the UU Congregation of Charleston WV which is providing direct support and relief to families and communities affected by the recent Elk River chemical spill.

Read More

Book Group to Read “Behind The Kitchen Door”

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events

Book Group to Read “Behind The Kitchen Door”

A new Small Group Ministry Book Group is forming to read the 2013-14 UUA Common Read selection Behind The Kitchen Door which explores ethical eating and economic justice for restaurant workers. As the group progresses we hope to collaborate with the Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Action Network and the Restaurant Opportunity Center to do some advocacy work with the new restaurants planned for the Federal North development project in our neighborhood. Talk to Mark Tomlinson if you’d like to know more. Check the Events page for...

Read More

Share the Plate Collection for the American Field Service

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 in Justice Opportunities, Share the Plate

Our Share the Plate Justice Partner for January & February of 2014 is the Centennial Scholarship Program of the American Field Service We share our offering plate each Sunday by donating half of our cash offerings to a justice partner. Our current recipient is the American Field Service (AFS). AFS began 100 years ago when young Americans volunteered as ambulance drivers during the First and Second World War. Soon after World War II ended these drivers started the student exchange program aimed at fostering respect and understanding between cultures. In 2013 over 13,000 students from 110...

Read More

Educational Justice Project Opening on December 10

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events

Educational Justice Project Opening on December 10

The current group of CORO Fellows will be working together on a catalytic project until at least July 2014.  At the Educational Justice Project Opening, they will share a prototype plan and are looking for our feedback and collaboration to move from ideas to action. The Project Opening, 6pm-8pm, will include a light dinner and live music.  Listen to the Leaders in Learning participants audition their ideas. If you have a passion for an educated citizenry, please make time to attend. Share your insights and find a role you can play.  It takes all of us:  parents, teachers, administrators,...

Read More

Oct. 17-18: speaQ! LGBTQA Youth Open Mic.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events

On behalf of Dreams of Hope and speaQ, you are invited to LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Allied) open mic nights for LGBTQA young people, ages 13-24 to speaQ their minds! ($5 to get in, $3 if performing.) Thursday October 17, 8-10PM, Father Ryan Arts Center: 420 Charities Avenue in McKees Rocks, with guest artist, Bekezela Mguni. Friday October 18, 7-9PM, ModernFormations Gallery: 4919 Penn Avenue in Garfield, with guest artist, Lauren Russell, with the theme: Queer Women Poets. And plan next month for Friday, November 22, 7pm at ModernFormations. If you’re...

Read More