A New Wind Blowing in the Pacific Northwest

By Florence Caplow, 2014-15 intern minister at Quimper UU Fellowship, Pt. Townsend, WA. She chronicles the launch of the Lummi Indian Nation’s 5000-mile Totem Pole Journey to the Canadian tar sands to draw attention to the negative effects of fossil fuel extraction on many Native American lands. Several members of the Lummi Nation participated in […]

Sign the UUSC Petition Affirming the Human Right to Water

Monday, July 14, 2014 – a message from Pamela Sparr Associate Director for Advocacy, Activism, and Engagement, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Two weeks ago, we launched a petition protesting Detroit water shutoffs. More than 4,000 people have already signed. Join us! Sign the petition today.   Our goal is to have a total of 5,000 signatures by the end […]

Environmental Justice in Rubbertown

By Sarah Caine, former UUMFE Young Adult Board member and Starr King seminarian Louisville is an honest and proud city. There are markers for historical events and places throughout the Downtown area, some marking moments of enlightenment, some marking darker parts of history such as a former slave auction site. I was in Louisville during […]

THE POINT OF NO RETURN or Sidebar WhackO In The Court Of Poetic Justice

Michael O’Kelly, retired UU Minister, sent UUMFE this climate justice-themed poem. He is the author of three volumes of poetry – Sympathies: The Aoide Protocol (iUniverse, June 2014); Altarpieces: Structures of Poetry and Spiritual Thinking (iUniverse, May 2011); and Glistenings: Till Death Do Us Part (Xlibris, Corp., April 2010). He lives in Clarksburg, West Virginia.   Fault serves in an insane […]

2014 GA in Providence, RI

Faithful Response: Antiracism from Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy & Beyond, co-sponsored with UU Trauma Response Ministries and the Central East Regional group.  Participants will learn how the structures of racism and interlocking oppressions inequitably affect recovery efforts and the UU way to respond . Singing for Our Lives with Sandy O and Pat Humphries of emma’s revolution, […]