Social Justice Activities

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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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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