Social Justice Activities

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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Racial Justice

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Racial Justice

As a historically Euro-American institution, we are conscious of our responsibilities for the historically marginalized. We celebrate Black Heritage Month, welcome African-American community leaders to the pulpit throughout the year, participate in the North Side Old Timers, hold anti-oppression workshops, and host musical performances and other artistic events that empower women and people of color. In addition to our work with neighbors who are poor or homeless, we actively support anti-violence work through, among other projects, One Vision One Life, the North Side Peace Network (NSPN),...

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Shelter Meals

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Shelter Meals

The Pleasant Valley men’s shelter at Northside Common Ministries provides emergency shelter, showers and a warm meal to 25 homeless men each night. On the third Thursday of each month, Allegheny UU provides and serves a warm and wholesome meal to the shelter’s guests. Join in by contacting Chris McKeever at (412) 481-3053.   Photo credit Judy...

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Operation Save-A-Life

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Operation Save-A-Life

Each week members of Allegheny gather in the kitchen to make 20-40 meal bags for Operation Save-a-Life to use in their outreach to the homeless population in Pittsburgh. Members and friends of AUUC have been working with OSAL for about two years and in the process have made over 3,000...

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Food Pantry Collections

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Food Pantry Collections

Northside Common Ministries (NCM) continues to see more people than ever before in the food pantry. At this time about 600 families come to the pantry each month to receive food. With a 23% increase of families living below the poverty line on the North Side, the need for the pantry is more apparent than ever before. In the autumn and summer, we collect food for the Northside Common Ministry’s Food Pantry, the largest pantry in the city. Our youth-led Fall 2010  campaign was covered in the Post-Gazette, Youth group delivers donations to North Side food pantry....

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