Let’s Encourage Civility

The Initiative to Revive Civility
In order to counter the incivility that too often dominates our public discourse, the National Institute for Civil Discourse has launched the Initiative to Revive Civility, a national grassroots effort that highlights the need to change the tone of our current politics and suggests specific things that each individual can do […]

By |November 21st, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

Ten Thousand Ripples, ​Public Art, Peace and Community Engagement

http://www.indirajohnson.com/ten-thousand-ripples.html

 

Gun violence

What will our children think, feel, do?

Wrapped in parents arms,

Our children witness

Daily the unthinking use of guns.

 

Mass Murder, Public Health Emergency,  or Genocide

The unrelenting avalanche of images, played over and over again on countless TV’s and Youtube videos, smartphones, inflicts an epidemic of fear on our children, youth, and other unformed brains.

Emotions outpace rationale […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

TJ Dreams Of a Justice Center to Develop Justice Partnerships

TJ Dreams Of a Justice Center to Develop Justice Partnerships

TJ has become respected within our community in many ways including our passion involving environmental and social justice issues.  Part of TJ’s Five Year Goals includes “…to develop and implement a shared strategic plan with other social justice partner organizations.” (attract new members through shared efforts […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

Unitarian-Universalist Policy on Immigration- offered by Dr. Joe Brennan, TJ

Unitarian Universalist Policy on Immigration

The Unitarian Universalist Associations of Congregations affirms that: “1) all people—-without regard to immigration status —deserve access to fair wages, education, housing, healthcare, and other social services; 2) immigrants are at high risk for being denied basic rights and services and thus warrant our special support”. As such we oppose any […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

TJ Dreams Of a Justice Center to Develop Justice Partnerships

TJ has become respected within our community in many ways including our passion involving environmental and social justice issues.  Part of TJ’s Five Year Goals includes “…to develop and implement a shared strategic plan with other social justice partner organizations.” (attract new members through shared efforts on social justice goals and actions).

As our minister, Elwood […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Event Venue, Social Action|0 Comments

I CALL HER O – By Tish Moore, TJ Member

She’s a sophomore at Shawnee High School (now). Because of poor judgment by several adults in her life, her life has been difficult. She’s my match at Big Brother/Big Sister and one of the high points of my week. We see each other once at week at school for 35-40 minutes. Her D last January […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

Participate in Louisville’s 2017 Solar Tour

Louisville will celebrate participating in the 10th annual Solar Tour this year on October 7, 2017.

Using solar energy helps to reduce carbon emissions in our community’s air, and also can mean saving money today. Installing a solar energy system will reduce the monthly energy bills, and homeowners can benefit from the 30% federal solar tax […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

New Initiatives from Social Justice Committee – and a Call to your Involvement!

In Late July, the SJC held our annual planning retreat. We agreed that one of our most important goals is to engage you, the broader congregation, in TJ’s social justice mission. We therefore made some changes to our committee’s structure in order to provide different and better opportunities for you to be involved in this […]

By |September 16th, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

Blue House Share the Plate Special Collection THANK YOU!

TJUC’s August Share the Plate collection raised $841 to fund renovations of The Blue House. The Blue House serves as a musical training ground where over 200 students have learned to play violin. Those of you who weren’t able to participate and would still like to donate can do so at https:// www.crowdrise.com/donate/project/building-our-sound/cordiapickerill.

By |September 16th, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

Citizens’ Climate Lobby & TJ

The Green Sanctuary Committee is asking that TJ officially endorse the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. At our May congregational meeting we will ask the congregation to vote on this endorsement.  As required by our by-laws, we are offering several opportunities to […]

By |March 19th, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments