Topic: Justice

Equity vs. Equality vs. Justice

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

Guest At Your Table

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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 … read more.

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?

Resistance on Easter

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Resistance on Easter
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Easter is a celebration of resistance – the resistance of one man against an empire and the resistance of life against death.  Come honor this holiday through songs, stories, music, activities and more.  It’s sure to be a fun day filled with joyful resistance.

Note: This … read more.

Maladjusted to Madness

Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
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 … read more.

Braiding Belief, Morality and Democracy

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Braiding Belief, Morality and Democracy
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The UU 5th Principle states, “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” Inspiring and beautiful in theory; yet in practice, democracy is mired in conflict, beset by divisions, and inflamed by ardent animosity. … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

Blessings of Pride

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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