Faith In Action
On May 29, the felony trial of No More Death’s volunteer Dr. Scott Warren begins. This is a big moment— not just for Dr. Warren, not just for No More Deaths but for all of us who believe that our faith calls us to act in the world for peace and justice. Let’s be clear— he is facing up to 20 years in prison for doing that which our faith traditions demand of us — welcoming the stranger, feeding the hungry, offering water to the thirsty. And let’s be very clear — any one of us could be on trial.
No More Deaths and Dr Warren deeply appreciate the support of the faith community and have requested the following support (listed in order of importance).
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fair Trade Cafe, 1020 North 1st Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Join us for this informative yet casual community event. All people are welcome.
Being a caregiver can be even more complicated when you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community. This new caregiver support group is designed to allow you to speak freely about your concerns and issues with others who will completely understand you
New volunteer positions and opportunities for families and groups at the Rincon Migrant Shelter.
Help support the release of immigrant rights defender Jose Montelongo from immigration detention to be reunited with his children and continue to hold local law enforcement and immigration enforcement accountable.
from the Justice Peace and Action Network of the United Church of Christ
Between 500 and 700 Palestinian children are detained by and prosecuted in Israeli military courts each year. Since 2000, more than 10,000 children have been subjected to the military court system, which does not guarantee their rights of due process, highlighting the two-tiered system of justice in the occupied Palestinian territories—Israeli civil courts for Israeli settlers, and Israeli military courts for Palestinians.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is set of human sexuality curricula across many age levels that is published jointly by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. OWL combines accurate and straightforward information about sexuality with a set of core values: self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, and justice & inclusivity. OWL facilitators are trained specifically to lead this program and teach in teams.
After dragging their heels and delaying passage of a disaster aid package, the Senate looks poised to introduce a bill that could unlock more than $17 billion in assistance to ailing communities. This comes not nearly soon enough for many communities, especially Puerto Rico. The island has essentially run out of the block grant providing for nutrition assistance and many residents are going without basic necessities. We have a powerhouse advocate in our UCC DC office, Katie Adams, and she is asking for our help to reach the Senate and Congress.
The Wellness Ministries of the UCC Newsletter | May 2019, Volume 4, Issue 4
(formerly The Faith Community Nurse Health Ministry Newsletter)
“The butterfly counts not the months but moments, and has time enough”. Rabindranath Tagore.
Spring flowers are blooming, and young emerging plants rise upward to welcome the growth and sustenance summer will bring. This is a season of marking celebrations within the cycle of life: Mother’s Day, commencements, graduations, Father’s Day, marriages, new ventures, joys and sorrows.