Social Justice Activities

Share the Plate supports Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

Posted on Jan 19, 2019 in News, Share the Plate, Social Justice Activities

Share the Plate supports Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

During November and December we raised $855 for Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, part of a national movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews that believes in the beautiful but unfulfilled promise of this country as a land of opportunity, justice, and equality for all. In the face of racism, inequality, and the politics of fear, we are asked to rise up with courage to act boldly for justice, believing that together we have the power to transform this country. Allegheny’s Share the Plate program began in 2010 and directs half of our Sunday plate collection to justice partners doing...

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January-February Justice Partner is Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 in Feature Stories, News, Share the Plate, Social Justice Activities

January-February Justice Partner is Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

We share our plate each Sunday, giving one half of the cash offering to a justice partner doing good works beyond our walls.

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November-December Justice Partner is Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

Posted on Nov 3, 2018 in News, Share the Plate, Social Justice Activities

November-December Justice Partner is Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

In the face of racism, inequality, and the politics of fear, we are asked to rise up with courage to act boldly for justice, believing that together we have the power to transform this country.

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Share the Plate supports Casa San José

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in News, Social Justice Activities

Share the Plate supports Casa San José

During July and August we collected $777 for Casa San José, a community resource center in Beechview that advocates for and empowers immigrants from Latinxs by promoting integration and self-sufficiency. Founded in 2014, Casa San José has grown to become a go-to source of support to help underserved Latinx immigrants access the assistance and services they need, including interpretation, case management, and protection for immigrants at risk of deportation.     Allegheny’s Share the Plate program began in 2010 and directs half of our Sunday plate collection to justice partners...

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Liberation Worship

Posted on Jun 10, 2018 in From Rev. Dave, Social Justice Activities

Liberation Worship

  For Pittsburgh’s “Liberation Sunday” worship experience, we heard LGBT writers and lyricists including Leslie Feinberg, James Baldwin, Holly Near, Audre Lorde, and others. Of course there’s so much that could be added. But here’s the more extensive quote from James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time nugget: Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be. You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that...

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White Supremacy & UU?

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 in Feature Stories, From Rev. Dave, Justice Opportunities, News, Social Justice Activities

White Supremacy & UU?

On February 4, 2018, Allegheny’s Get Woke/Stay Woke and the Worship Ministry answered the call from the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Organizing Collective (BLUU) to create a worship experience centering the voices of Unitarian Universalists of color from across the denomination. Grateful to be part of a church that has been doing a lot of good things for years that BLUU has challenged Unitarian Universalists to do, like lifting voices of people of color in worship and actively engaging with local organizations that are run by people of color; we still remain vigilant to recognize, address, and heal from remnants of the legacy of White Supremacy that continue to live within the culture and structures of even this Beloved Community of spirit and engaged compassion.

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