Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Rallying in the Rain" piece in UU World

This past June, at the UU General Assembly, I was among about 600 people who participated in a Standing on the Side of Love rally in Charlotte, NC, on behalf of BGLT rights.  There is a brief article on this rally in the Fall 2011 issue of the UU World magazine (cover pictured here).  You can read the article at this link.  (It appears on page 34 of the hard copy magazine.)  By chance, my photo appears!  I am the one in the yellow hat in the back.  (You can see the photo digitally at this link.)  We got soaked on the way back from the rally!  We were trying to use the banner as a canopy.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

UUCiA August 28 Sunday Service CANCELLED

Today's Sunday service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover has been CANCELLED due to Irene. Governor Patrick has encouraged everyone to stay off the roads in Massachusetts today if possible.... Please be safe!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tar Sands Action

Have you been paying attention to the Tar Sands Action in Washington D.C.?  You can learn more about it at this link.

Those who care about the environment and the future of the planet have been converging in Washington, D.C. to call on the President to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline (which would go from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, all the way to the Gulf of Mexico).  The largest environmental and eco organizations in the USA are in agreement that the pipeline must be stopped.  You can sign a petition to President Obama at this link, asking him to block  the pipeline.  Read about how the Tar Sands Action was inspired by a UU's civil disobedience at this link.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

UUSC's Somalia and East Africa Relief Fund

Please consider making donation to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's Somalia and East Africa Relief Fund at this link.  Learn more about the situation at this link.

Picture/drought map from uusc.org site, copyright OCHA.