Topic: Equality

Blessings of Pride

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Blessings of Pride
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Dawn provided a detailed overview of the organization’s (Equality Alliance) mission and vision and transgender issues and Reid spoke about PFLAG and current LGBTQ+ issues

UU Troubadours Sunday: Nurturing Beauty, Nurturing Truth

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
UU Troubadours Sunday: Nurturing Beauty, Nurturing Truth
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You won’t want to miss this year’s tribute to UU troubadours–the singer/songwriters who make our Unitarian Universalist faith more accessible and inspire us to greater heights of spiritual awareness and compassionate activism. We’ll pay homage to Pete Seeger, who inspired us to establish years ago our annual tribute to UU troubadours, and also to Bill … Continue reading UU Troubadours Sunday: Nurturing Beauty, Nurturing Truth

Returning to the Homelands

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Returning to the Homelands
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Our Soul Matters theme for April is Awakening. Our UU Principles of respect for all people and for the natural world of which we are a part as well as the value we put on justice, truth and democracy should make us receptive to an awakening to truth and reconciliation with the Lenape people who … Continue reading Returning to the Homelands

Making Women’s History Applicable

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Making Women's History Applicable
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The lives of women written in our history books are good stories, and their deeds and values can apply to the present. We will celebrate Women’s History month by focusing on women who have impacted and inspired the lives our congregational members.

Women and Words

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Women and Words
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“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Writer Elizabeth Barrett Browning dedicated this iconic poem to her husband Robert Browning, but her famous sonnet could just as easily declare love for poetry itself. We can all do that on World Poetry Day (which is March 21). The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and … Continue reading Women and Words

And Still She Persisted

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
And Still She Persisted
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To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are so proud to have Sen. Muth speak to our congregation about the advances women have made throughout history, as well as the work that still needs to be done to close the gender equality gap.  Senator Katie Muth has been a champion for women through her work in … Continue reading And Still She Persisted

‘Oh Lord, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’: The Life, Times and Legacy of Nina Simone

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
‘Oh Lord, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’: The Life, Times and Legacy of Nina Simone
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Black History is, like the history of any race, creed or country, the biography of individuals who helped shape that history in the minds of those who lived it. One such individual was pianist, singer-songwriter Nina Simone. A child prodigy, she aspired to a career as a classical pianist. An unsuccessful attempt to earn admittance … Continue reading ‘Oh Lord, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’: The Life, Times and Legacy of Nina Simone

Love is Love

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Love is Love
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n recognition of June as Pride Month, we’ll host Jenn and Cheryl Katon, former members of TPUUF now living in Boston, who will share their journey that spans 27 years of marriage. They spent much of their journey presenting as a straight couple with all the classic white, middle-class, cisgender normative elements. Eventually, through Cheryl’s gender … Continue reading Love is Love

ACLU on Voting Issues and Challenges

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
ACLU on Voting Issues and Challenges
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Sara Mullen, Associate Director/Advocacy and Policy Director of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ACLU, has been fighting to protect one of the cornerstones of our democracy—the right to vote. She will discuss some of the obstacles the ACLU is fighting to overcome, voting by mail challenges, and what to expect on Election Day. Founded … Continue reading ACLU on Voting Issues and Challenges

The Transgender Path from Struggles to Successes

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
The Transgender Path from Struggles to Successes
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In the relatively short time that TPUUF has been A Welcoming Congregation, life for members of the transgender community has seen downs and ups. Let’s talk about life as a trans person in the USA and what we can do, individually and collectively, to support them in their struggle for compassion, equality, and security.