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Social Justice at First U

On Saturday afternoon, 10/15, Rev. McTigue will lead a workshop entitled “Speaking Justice in the Language of Our Faith.” How can we bring our justice commitments into deeper conversation with our spiritual lives — and what difference can it make? This workshop is designed to help congregants discern together our core aspirations for justice, and explore new ways to focus our energy and attention so we can have a greater impact. Through a keynote presentation, individual reflection and small group conversation, we'll explore some ways to organize the social justice engagement of the congregation and sustain ourselves for the long haul. We will investigate what it might mean to practice our faith more intentionally, and how we can speak the language of that faith when we engage in social justice. 

On Sunday, 10/16 Rev. McTigue will preach on “The Language of our Tribe.” Immediately following the service she will host an informal information session for people who want to learn more about the UU College of Social Justice. The mission of the College is to inspire and sustain faith-based action for justice on issues of local, national and global importance. They offer immersion journeys to Haiti, Nicaragua, the Mexico/AZ border, and West Virginia (for youth groups); one-week justice training programs for high school youth (14-18) and for young adults (18-34); summer-long internships for college-age adults, within and beyond the U.S.; and skilled volunteer placements with partner organizations, one week to several months. To find out more please visit their website: uucsj.org.

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