Social Justice

May 3 Update – UUFE Immigration Task Force

The ITF meeting time is now changing from Wednesday to Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 at UUFE. Our next meeting date will be May 25 and we plan to meet every other week. All are welcome to attend. The second Immigration Task Force meeting was held on Wednesday evening, May 6. During the meeting Don … Continued

First meeting of the UUFE Immigration Task Force

- by Jim Richardson The first meeting of the Immigration Task Force was held on April 19th at UUFE. We had a good turnout of about twelve people and began by going around the table and sharing  each person’s reasons for wanting to be part of a group focused on immigration problems in the United … Continued

Write Now!

by Jim Richardson If you are like me and looking for something that can make a difference, the UUFE Social Justice Committee is offering you a great opportunity this coming Sunday, (Jan. 29) with a brand-new project called Write Now!   Very simply, it a year-long letter-writing campaign to inform our political representatives, both state … Continued

Court of Special Appeals Finds In Favor of Talbot Interfaith Shelter

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals (COSA) upheld the Talbot County Board of Zoning decision to grant a special exception permit for Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) to operate a shelter at 107 Goldsborough Street (Easton’s Promise) in Easton.  The original permit was awarded on July 29, 2014, and was appealed … Continued

I’m Thinking of Moving to the Netherlands

~  Ann Davis My recent trip to the Netherlands reawakened my appreciation northern European folks. It has been a long time since I traveled outside of the US. It was a pleasant deja vu from childhood trips and residence in Germany.  I experienced a brief but intense “fling,” with the Dutch people, and it was intoxicating, … Continued

Mediation Training Class Starts in March

Would you like to learn skills to help resolve conflicts, for others in the community, and in your own family, work, and life? Attend Mid Shore Community Mediation Center’s 45 hour Basic Mediation Training Class The training will be held in Easton and is free of charge. We provide the training for community members from all … Continued

UU liFE, art, and service in the heart of Mexico

Life sketches from UUFE’s Sara Linda Poly in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico   We’ve kept in touch with Sara Linda and her husband, Tim Poly, during their annual winter migration to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Sara Linda shares her experiences and thoughts on art, service, and living with the natives. This first in a series … Continued

Compassion & Choices in Maryland

In connection with our January 9 event at UUFE for end-of-life choices, UU liFE  interviewed Dr. Alexa Fraser, who leads the Maryland campaign, and Gail Woodall, UUFE co-organizer, about the program and the Compassion and Choices movement.   UU liFE:  Who should be interested in this program?  And why Unitarian Universalists?  Alexa:  Anyone who will die should be … Continued

“No racism here!” … and other Conversations on Race

Several UUFE members are participating in the Conversations on Race that grew out of Ferguson and other incidents of police violence against blacks in 2015. We asked Ann Davis, Sally Woodall, and Jonathan Williams to share their thoughts in response to these questions: What inspires you to participate in the Conversations on Race? What’s the … Continued

From Easton to Sanctuary Boston — #UUMusicMatters and #BlackLivesMatter

By Maureen Curtin   Music gives a soul to the universe. ~ Plato Music gives a soul to us UUs as well, I might add, given my experience at the 2015 Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN) Annual Conference.  This annual Boston-based event attracts not just UU music directors, but also UUs who love choral singing.  … Continued