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Congregational Stories & Best Practices in Social Justice

Virginia interfaith coalition targets local carbon emissions

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Virginia interfaith coalition targets local carbon emissions

Fairfax County alliance aims for carbon neutrality by 2050, helps nearby counties form similar advocacy groups.

Elaine McArdle | 12/4/2017 | Spring 2018

Fellowship helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate into community

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Fellowship helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate into community

Poughkeepsie fellowship helps ex-prisoners; Carbondale, Colorado, congregation votes to offer sanctuary; Pittsfield, Maine, marks church’s 150th anniversary.

Kenny Wiley | 11/1/2017 | Winter 2017

Adjusting to new ringtones

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Adjusting to new ringtones

Being responsive to shifts and changes—in justice work and beyond—is hard and crucial for Unitarian Universalists.

Jane Ranney Rzepka | 10/23/2017

The road back to being human together

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The road back to being human together

Multifaith coalition is the redemptive spark for a polarized people.

Robin Tanner | 7/4/2016 | Summer 2016

An upward spiral

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An upward spiral

People sense the energy at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County in Media, Pennsylvania—and they want to be part of it.

Tina Porter | 2/29/2016 | Spring 2016

‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

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‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

Virginia Volker recalls a lifetime of working for a more just Alabama. 

Elaine McArdle | 6/29/2015 | Summer 2015

Birmingham UU congregation honored for civil rights legacy

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Birmingham UU congregation honored for civil rights legacy

Small church fed, housed, transported, and advised at least 225 UUs who joined the Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965.

Elaine McArdle | 5/14/2015 | Summer 2015

Clearwater UUs lauded for deep-seated social activism

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Clearwater UUs lauded for deep-seated social activism

For decades, Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater has advocated for civil rights, farmworkers, immigrants, and LGBT rights.

Donald E. Skinner | 7/15/2013

Souls bold enough to experiment

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Souls bold enough to experiment

An attitudinal shift transformed All Souls New London.

Meg Muckenhoupt | 9/24/2012 | Fall 2012