Topic: Equality

Being Neuro-Divergent: Three Views

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Being Neuro-Divergent: Three Views
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Neurodivergence means that a person’s brain processes information in a way that is not typical of most people. Neurodiversity describes the idea that people interact with the world in many different ways. We all know people who are neuro-divergent. We are often unaware that someone we are talking to is neurodivergent. Many conditions are considered … Continue reading Being Neuro-Divergent: Three Views

Equity vs. Equality vs. Justice

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Equity vs. Equality vs. Justice
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When talking about making the world a better place, there are many terms and phrases used. What is the difference between Equity, Equality, and Justice? Do the words we use make a difference in how we act and how we think? (Hint: the answer is “yes”. Come hear why!)

Our Namesake, Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Our Namesake, Thomas Paine
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Thomas Paine is one of “100 Unitarians and Universalists who made a difference” on the poster in our lobby. In 2020, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron “updated” and renamed the poster. In the process,Thomas Paine and 38 others were removed. Paine was kept on a list of 22 “adjacent” UUs whose “works and points … Continue reading Our Namesake, Thomas Paine

Refusing to Quietly Quit on King and Some Other Important Things

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Refusing to Quietly Quit on King and Some Other Important Things
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Carl Wendel Hines penned a devastating poem in 1965 on the occasion of the assassination of Malcolm X. Still, it is often, and perhaps more appropriately, associated with the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. It is called “A Dead Man’s Dream.” Now that he is safely dead let us praise him, build monuments to … Continue reading Refusing to Quietly Quit on King and Some Other Important Things

Guest At Your Table

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Guest At Your Table
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For many years our congregation has supported the “Guest at Your Table” project of the UU Service Committee. We will be doing so again this year. This service will give us an opportunity to learn about all the great work that the organization does and what partner organizations they will be supporting this year. UUSC’s … Continue reading Guest At Your Table

TPUUF Welcoming Congregation Task Force: Pride Sunday

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
TPUUF Welcoming Congregation Task Force: Pride Sunday
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Welcoming Congregation’s annual Pride Month kick-off service.  2023 marks the 15 year anniversary of our recognition as a “Welcoming Congregation” by the Unitarian Universalist Association. It seemed like a bright beginning on the GLBTQ+A road to progress. Was it a reality?

Maladjusted to Madness

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Maladjusted to Madness
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Romans 12:2–“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” In November 1954, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached a sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church titled “Transformed Nonconformists.”  Aidsand Wright-Riggins … Continue reading Maladjusted to Madness

Reflections on the History, People and Culture of the Lenape

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Reflections on the History, People and Culture of the Lenape
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Communal worship is often a means of celebration, but can also include confession, seeking new ways of being, acknowledgment of strong feelings and witnessing to a larger truth. Today we honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day in an attempt to learn, to heal and to grow. From the literal and figurative whitewashing of Columbus Day, we strive … Continue reading Reflections on the History, People and Culture of the Lenape

The Labor Movement and Gender Equality

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
The Labor Movement and Gender Equality
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Throughout our history, the labor movement has accomplished a great deal. If you get weekends off or overtime pay, thank the union members who fought for those rights. None of the labor movement’s achievements would have happened without the effort, organization and advocacy of union brothers and sisters. But injustice still runs amok. We must … Continue reading The Labor Movement and Gender Equality