What You Can Do for Justice

Community BoardJoin us to create compassionate justice grounded in spiritual community! Here’s some of what you can do: Put together weekly meals for the street homeless. Make and serve a monthly dinner at a local men’s shelter. Advocate for things like public transportation and against things like gun violence. Bring a food donation on Sundays. Place some money in our Sunday collection plate which we’ll share with a worthy justice partner.

If you’re looking for ways to get involved, share your gifts, and serve the common good; you’ve come to the right place. Here are some specific opportunities to get involved. Our Justice League coordinates our justice work, contact them at <justice at alleghenyuu.org>.

 

 

Nov. 7: Many Faiths. One Vision. Take Action with PIIN!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Nov. 7: Many Faiths. One Vision. Take Action with PIIN!

PIIN Pub Act 2011Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) puts people of faith into action.

Gather with hundreds of other people of faith (or as Rev. Dave has said, “people of faith & doubt”) to promote justice, equity, and compassion on the public square. PIIN invites public officials to take a stance on issues important to the people of Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth.

This is our once-a-year time to “Show Up Fully” for PIIN and the politicians who support justice.

PIIN is as strong as its congregations and organizations. Our justice work is as strong as our partnerships. Plan to be at Rodef Shalom on November 7, 2013, 7-8:30PM (doors open at 6:15).

This is a rousing, inspiring event for all ages. Bring your signs. Bring your UU t-shirts. Bring your whole self to stand on the side of love writ large!

For more information, contact PIIN at 412.621.9230 or office@piin.org.

Oct. 17-20: YMWAHA “Quilter’s View of the Arts”

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YMWAHA logoLong-time justice partner, YMWAHA (Young Men & Women’s African Heritage Association) exhibits their Nia Quilt Guild artistry at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square (15212), from October 17th to 20th, 2013, noon to 7PM. General admission is $7, children under 12 and seniors over 62, $5.

Be surrounded by quilts inspired by our rich African American cultural tradition. And if you fancy, you might be able to get one on their online auction.

Oct 19: 6th Annual Women’s Walk for Peace

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2012 Women's Walk for Peace - Group in Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE 6TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S WALK FOR PEACE

Rescheduled due to rain for:
Saturday, October 19, 10:00AM

Sponsored by the NorthSide Coalition for Fair Housing. The Walk will begin at Wilson & N. Charles St (The Pittsburgh Project) and end at West Park.

Learn more at WomensWalk.org.

Oct 18: Northside Common Ministries Celebration of Caring

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Oct 18: Northside Common Ministries Celebration of Caring

NORTHSIDE COMMON MINISTRIES CELEBRATION OF CARING
Friday, October 18, 6:00PM
Grand Hall at the Priory, 614 Pressley St. 15212

Join NSCM as we honor the commitment to helping improve the lives of the hungry and homeless. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner and dancing. All proceeds benefit the work of Northside Common Ministries.  For more information call Jay Poliziani at 412-323-1163or via email at jay.poliziani@ncmin.org.

Help Stop Gun Violence: Support Background Checks

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Justice Opportunities | Comments Off on Help Stop Gun Violence: Support Background Checks

Contact your U.S. Senators:

Senator Robert Casey
(202) 224-6324

Senator Patrick Toomey
(202) 224-4254

Key message: Tell Congress that you support the bipartisan proposals to expand background checks to cover all commercial sales, including gun shows and classifieds (S.AMDT. 715/H.R. 1565). Be sure to thank Senator Toomey for being a sponsor of Senate Bill 715. Keep up your efforts to get this legislation passed.

 

Contact your U.S. Representatives:

Rep. Mike Doyle (district 14)
(202) 225-2135

Rep. Tim Murphy (district 18)
(202) 225-2301

Key message: Support HR 1565 the King-Thompson Background Check Bill. Please get this legislation enacted now.

 

Contact your PA Representatives:

Rep. Dan Frankel
(412) 422-1774

Rep. Ed Ganey
(412) 361-3692

Key message: Support HB 1010 and any other legislation to reduce gun violence in PA

 

Connect with local resources and events:

Mayors Against Illegal Guns:
Ms. Estina Baker, Local organizer
704.681.0641

Youth Justice and Leadership Training Opportunities

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Justice Opportunities | Comments Off on Youth Justice and Leadership Training Opportunities

NATIONAL YOUTH JUSTICE TRAINING (NYJT) accepting applications now through April 15
Boston, Mass., June 30–July 21, 2013
The UU College of Social Justice is offering our NYJT Program, NYJT transformative three-week experience for high-school-aged youth. Apply through our online application, WWW.UUCSJ.org

Are You Ready for Leadership School?
UULTI – the UU Leadership Team Institute is back with 2 offerings this summer – UULTI by the Lake July 31-August 4 in Cananadagua, NY and UULTI on the Hudson August 14-18 in Stoney Brook, NY. Youth can explore their leadership skills at Goldmine Youth Leadership School West, July 31-August 4 also in Canandagua, NY or Goldmine Youth Leadership School East, August 20-24 in Stoney Brook, NY. Details can be found at www.cerguua.org/uulti or www.cerguua.org/goldmine