UUSJ Environment and Climate Justice quarterly meeting

Sat., Oct. 28, gather at 1 p.m., meeting 1:30-3 p.m., All Souls Church, Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington, DC. Register here. This is an opportunity to connect to UUs throughout the Washington, DC, region who are working together to advocate sane energy and climate policy nationally and locally. Learn what other congregations are doing, develop advocacy agenda and find out about changes in Green Sanctuary and Ministry for the Earth.

Fairfax to Zero campaign

To be part of local advocacy for climate solutions, contact Eric Goplerud or info@faithforclimate.org. Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) is kicking off Fairfax to Zero to press Fairfax County to adopt a budget for an Energy and Climate office to continue deepening and expanding energy efficiencies, renewable energy and to keep pace with other leading jurisdictions.

2017 UUSJ Social Justice Awards

Building a Better World. Sun., Oct. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (socializing, networking and heavy hors d’oeuvres), 6:45-8:30 p.m. (program), Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln., Bethesda, MD 20814. Register here. Flier here. Cost: $60 with a cash bar ($25 is tax deductible). Reserve a table for 8 for $480. Questions? Email info@uusj.org or call 202-600-9132. Want to hear who is Building a Better World doing social justice work in our region? Want to be inspired and get some ideas to enrich your congregation’s social justice programs? Join us for the 2017 UUSJ Social Justice Awards Celebration where we celebrate the accomplishments of some of the social justice stars in our area. […]

UU-UNO Fall Reception

Sat., Oct. 21, 4-6:30 p.m., Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. To purchase tickets, become an event sponsor or make a contribution to the UU-UNO, click here or call 617-948-4392. UU-UNO Director Bruce Knotts and the Host Committee invite you to join them in celebrating the UU-UNO’s work supporting global human rights, including LGBTQ equality, gender equality, climate justice and racial justice for all, at the UU-UNO Fall Reception Maryland State Senator Rich Madaleno, a member of Cedar Lane, will deliver keynote remarks, including presentation of the UU-UNO human rights award honoring this year’s recipients, Ambassador Susan Rice and Senator Chris Van Hollen.  

Let’s Talk About Race video discussion

(Formerly called the Racial Justice Book Group.) A Conversation With White People on Race by Blair Foster and Michèle Stephenson, and other New York Times videos. (No readings for this month.) First Sunday of each month, September through May, unless otherwise noted. Sun., Nov. 5, 4-6 p.m., Prog. Bldg. All are invited. If you haven’t read the book, you are welcome to listen to the discussion. Let’s Talk About Race is a monthly discussion led by members of the Racial Justice Steering Committee. The November discussion will focus on the question, “Why do so many white people find it extremely uncomfortable to talk about race?” Investigators from the New York Times […]

Equality UUCF

Mon., Oct. 23, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Meets the fourth Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted. All are welcome. Questions? Email equality@uucf.org. Newcomers are welcome to join the group’s work of promoting a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ people at UUCF and beyond. Through advocacy, promoting education and awareness working with partners in the community, Equality UUCF seek to ensure equality for all!