Social Justice

Talbot Interfaith Shelter and UUFE 

A note from UUFE’s Jack Harrald: UUFE was one of the faith communities that responded to homelessness in our community by supporting the creation of Talbot Interfaith Shelter in 2008.  UUFE members have continued that support as volunteers and donors enable TIS to grow from a seasonal cold weather, overnight shelter with a capacity limited to five guests to … Continued

MRC provides emergency funds to Easton family separated by ICE

Concerned Citizens of Easton (Gail Woodall’s group), brought to Matthew Peters an excellent idea to help raise money for the Multi-Cultural Center, specifically for emergency funding. It would involve using “Go Fund Me” on the internet. Members of local citizens’ groups like Bay Hundred Citizens (BHCJS), CCE, and Talbot Rising are already contributing. It would … Continued

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