Social Justice Activities

RE kids raise $500 in Healthy Snack Drive

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in News, Social Justice Activities

RE kids raise $500 in Healthy Snack Drive

Healthy treats make the summer tastier and far less stressful for families that rely on the Northside Community Food Pantry. The families that depend on  the Food Pantry struggle at home during the summer to make up for the free breakfast and lunch that their kids get at school. This summer our Religious Education kids decided to put on a Summer Healthy Snack Food Drive for the Northside Food Pantry. After publicizing during church, going door-to-door in the neighborhood, and having a table at the Open Streets festival, the kids raised money and collected an estimated $500 in healthy snacks!...

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Neighborly Love

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Neighborly Love

We have a long-standing commitment to our North Side neighborhood community, working to ensure racial justice through activities such as anti-oppression workshops; economic justice through activities such as fair housing advocacy; and community improvement, through activities such as construction and maintenance of community gardens. Most recently we’ve helped Northside Common Ministries construct a new garden area as part of a “Love Your Block” grant that will increase NCM’s capacity to provide fresh food through the food pantry. The church is an institutional member...

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Environmental Justice

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Environmental Justice

We envision a world in which the choices we make in living our daily lives are guided by our 7th Unitarian Universalist principle: a respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part. We believe that living out this principle means putting our highest priorities on developing peaceful and sustainable living conditions for all inhabitants of our planet, not only humans, but all living beings, and preserving the Earth, our one and only home, for future generations. Here are some of the things we are doing and hope to do to create an environmentally responsible...

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Human Rights

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Human Rights

Participation in UUSC connects Allegheny UU to tangible works on a global level. UUSC’s two biggest events are Social Justice Sunday in the spring and Guest At Your Table in the fall. Allegheny UU was recognized as a Banner Congregation when we surpassed the threshold of congregants who donated support to UUSC. Learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Salma Abugideiri, codirector of the Peaceful Families Project, a UUSC partner, leads a training on gender-based violence in Darfur. Photo courtesy of UUSC.org....

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Interfaith Work

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Interfaith Work

Our congregation is one of the founding members of Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN). We work together with other PIIN organizations to advocate for just and equitable policies for the nation, the commonwealth, the region, and the city. And we are a supporting congregation for the denominational organization, the UU Service Committee that advocates for justice throughout the world.   How to Get Involved: Support background check legislation Join the Clean Rivers Campaign   Photo credit John...

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Spirit of Generosity

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Spirit of Generosity

Our Share the Plate program donates half of the cash collected during Sunday offerings to a nonprofit justice partner. In 2 years we have made over $8,000 in donations. Here are some of the organizations we have supported: 2011 Jeron Cares Northside Common Ministries Traveler’s Aid Society of Pittsburgh Appalachian Voices 2012 Phoenix Witness Project of the Ohio-Meadville District Northside Common Ministries Food Pantry Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network   Our current Share the Plate partner is Mission Vision, which strives to remove barriers that cause undiagnosed and untreated...

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