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The First Principle at work in prisons

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The First Principle at work in prisons

Two prison chaplains who minister together in Oregon’s only women’s prison discuss the need to end the prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration.

Elaine McArdle | 6/1/2019 | Summer 2019

‘I see you. You’re there. You’re not forgotten.’

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‘I see you. You’re there. You’re not forgotten.’

The Church of the Larger Fellowship’s Worthy Now Prison Ministry serves nearly 1,000 people in prison. 

Kris Willcox | 6/1/2019 | Summer 2019

BLUU announces black theology symposium this fall

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BLUU announces black theology symposium this fall

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism drafts bylaws, introduces membership program, and works to end cash bail.

Elaine McArdle | 4/24/2019

Time for cold anger

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Time for cold anger

An anger that burns without consuming can be the fire and the energy for action, for organizing, for creating justice.

Susan Frederick-Gray | 10/6/2018

UUs mobilize for voting rights, criminal justice reform

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UUs mobilize for voting rights, criminal justice reform

As elections approach, Unitarian Universalists work to register voters, promote criminal justice reform, and re-enfranchise 1.5 million people in Florida.

Elaine McArdle | 10/3/2018 | Winter 2018

Communities of compassion and resistance

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Communities of compassion and resistance

In the midst of critical justice work, it is essential to practice more deeply our faith.

Susan Frederick-Gray | 9/1/2018 | Fall 2018

New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees

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New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees

Two UUA employees who were violently robbed during the 2017 General Assembly urged leniency in case against four attackers, who were sentenced to prison terms.

Elaine McArdle | 8/20/2018 | Fall 2018

UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system

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UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism hosts public witness event at 2018 General Assembly focused on criminal justice reform.

Elaine McArdle | 6/22/2018

‘Leaving no one out’

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‘Leaving no one out’

Unitarian Universalist minister who heads Colorado ACLU sees complentary values in civil liberties work and in UU communities.

Alexandra Varney McDonald | 7/31/2017 | Summer 2017

Coming of age in an American internment camp

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Coming of age in an American internment camp

Rose Tanaka, a Denver UU, graduated high school at Manzanar, the infamous American internment camp for people of Japanese descent.

Kenny Wiley | 7/17/2017 | Summer 2017

Roger Nash Baldwin, Unitarian co-founder of ACLU

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Roger Nash Baldwin, Unitarian co-founder of ACLU

Unitarian co-founder of the ACLU helped to define and defend civil liberties.

Kris Willcox | 7/3/2017 | Summer 2017

Read this: Maricopa County’s ‘Tent City’ jail to close

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Read this: Maricopa County’s ‘Tent City’ jail to close

Arizona’s notorious outdoor jail was focus of UUA public witness event at Phoenix General Assembly in 2012.

Elaine McArdle | 4/14/2017

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