Archive | Social Justice

Reflection on White Supremacy Teach-In Part 2

After attending the second part of the white supremacy teach-in at the Lake Norman Gathering, I was reminded of a post I wrote a few years ago. I decided to forward it to Jolena because I thought it might be another way to look at how we pre-judge others.  When I originally wrote this post […]

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BANNER ALL Marriage Equality Rally 2.12

Proud to be UU!

As members of Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, we are members of a denomination, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which includes over 1000 churches and 200,000 members! Most of us have minimal awareness of what the denomination is involved with and supporting, but the activities are impressive and ones we can identify with and which we […]

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White Supremacy within Unitarian Universalism

Jolena James-Szanton, Director of Religious Education When I breathe in, I breathe in peace. When I breathe out, I breathe out love. Meditated. Check. Bluetooth speaker connected. Check. Tap “Play” on my iPhone.  Optimistic by Sounds of Blackness on – loud. Set to repeat. Check and check. Time to sit down and lean into discomfort. […]

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Social Justice Updates

Bill Crowley, Social Justice Team Lead Every Tuesday at noon there is a social justice action across the street from Sen. Thom Tillis’s office off WT Harris Blvd. near the Hickory Tavern.  We often have over 150 people with signs asking Sen. Tillis to have a town hall meeting with his constituents to discuss such […]

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Partners in Education January Service Sunday Wrap-up

Partners in Education January Service Sunday Wrap-up Karen Haag, Co-Chair Partners in Education Team Wonderful news from the Partners In Education Team. We’re so fortunate to be teaming with several congregations to promote the wellbeing of the students and staff at J. M. Alexander Middle School. So, let me begin with a thank you to […]

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Why Don’t We Say “All Lives Matter?”

Black Lives Matter (BLM) founders state that BLM is a human rights movement, “an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise”.  “Black Lives Matter is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression” […]

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