The September 12 National Moral Day of Action in Springfield, Chicago, and 30 other cities was a success! Diverse faith leaders and people impacted by injustice came together to raise the level of public discourse to higher ground, away from extremist politics and policies that benefit the few and toward policies and laws that value people and the planet.
- From the Associated Press: Activists in more than half the states in the nation marched and rallied Monday, calling on elected officials to view public policies through a moral lens that focuses on the poor, workers, the sick and other disenfranchised people
UUANI led the Day of Action in Springfield, where we mobilized 120 people from 6 faith traditions, 7 organizations, and 15 geographic communities around the state (including over 70 UUs from 12 congregations) – an important step as we pursue building a fusion coalition in Illinois.
- From Peoria public radio (audio): Faith Leaders Call On Candidates To Back A “Moral” Agenda
- From WCIA Channel 3 (video): Rally calls for change
See photos and more in our Facebook group – where we encourage you to get into conversation with other UUs around the state about promoting our values effectively in the public arena!
…to promote Worth and Dignity – Justice, Equity and Compassion – Respect for the Interdependent Web.
There’s a lot happening these days, folks. Show up when you can and stay woke!
- Sunday, Sept 18, noon to 2pm: Teach-in and Networking for the Movement for Black Lives at First Unitarian (Chicago).
- Friday, Sept 23, 7pm (reception at 6:30): “A Day at Stateville,” a theatrical performance written by Stateville Prison inmates and performed by a talented cast of actors who themselves have been previously incarcerated, at First Unitarian (Chicago).
- Sunday, Sept 25, noon to 4pm: Faith in Place Statewide Green Team Summit at the Field Museum in Chicago. Free buses from Champaign/Urbana and Waukegan.
- Tuesday, Sept 27, 6:30pm: Rev. William Barber’s Ferguson Moral Revival at Christ the King UCC (Florissant, MO)
- Wednesday, Sept 28, 10am: Suburban Families Against Hate protest at Trump fundraiser at Bolingbrook Golf Club. Fight for 15 will have buses from Chicago.
- Wednesday, Sept 28, 7:30pm: Our next UUANI Racial Justice Action/Reflection video/conference call (you’ll need to download Zoom if you don’t have it, or call in to (646) 558-8656 meeting ID: 794 721 845). We will reflect on actions we’ve taken recently, and commit to specific actions we can take next.
- Saturday, Oct 1, 10am to 4pm: UU Prison Ministry of Illinois Radical Hospitality Workshop at Countryside Church UU (Palatine)
- Sunday, Oct 2, 2pm: “Handle With Care,” a dramatic presentation about the experiences of child care givers, parents, and children, at Third Unitarian (Chicago).
- Monday, Oct 3, 6:30pm: Rev. William Barber’s Indiana Moral Revival at Light of the World Christian Church (Indianapolis, IN).
- Tuesday, Oct 4, 3pm: UUSC webinar on Addressing hateful speech and polarization in our communities and schools (online).
- Saturday, Oct 8, 10am to 3pm: UU Prison Ministry of Illinois Prison Industrial Complex workshop at the UU Church of Bloomington-Normal.
- Wednesday, Oct 19, 4:30pm: Mass action on the day of the last Presidential debate at Trump Tower in Chicago (details forthcoming).
- Sunday, Oct 30: Moral Revival call to faith leaders to preach and teach on justice for all.
- Wednesday, Nov 2, 7pm: Rev. William Barber’s Wisconsin Moral Revival at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (Milwaukee, WI).
- Sunday, Nov 6: Moral Revival call to faith leaders to preach and teach on justice for all.
- Tuesday, Nov 8: Local, state, and national elections – please vote and bring your friends to the polls!
- Tuesday, Nov 29: Largest Fight for 15 action to date in Chicago (details forthcoming).
Peace and Power,