How to Boil a Frog, Wednesday, September 14, 7:00p.m. at the Oxford Community Arts Center. How to Boil a Frog is a comedic documentary about Overshoot: too many people using up too little planet much too fast. Yes, we’ve taken the kind of material that makes people jump off bridges, put it in a blender, and churned out a Smoothie o’ Fun that gives you the Big Picture of what the hell is going on with our so-called civilization, and tells you what you and I can do about it that will not only actually make a difference (no light bulbs!) but also make our lives better right now! More fun! More friends! It’s a bargain! (90 min.)
Free and sponsored by the OXFORD INTERFAITH CLIMATE CHANGE WORK GROUP (ICCWG), a coalition of area churches and concerned individuals working on the issue of climate change and earth stewardship. – Submitted by Liz Woedl
For the first time in many years Pew Research polls indicate most people support allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. Related polls also show shifting opinions. Those people born after 1965 show the most support for same-sex marriage. Those born before 1964 are mostly opposed but, even in this age group, support is growing. – Submitted by Liz Woedl
The UU Council of Greater Cincinnati sponsored the Interfaith Pride Worship Service held at St. John’s on Thursday, June 7. Thanks to the work of Bruce Beisner and many others we filled the sanctuary and greeted participants from about 15 different faith communities. The service was wonderful and everyone thanked we UUs for making it such an Interfaith experience.
Following the Pride Service the UUCGC had an Information Booth at both the Covington Pride event and the Cincinnati Pride event. UUs stayed in the booth and had conversations with festival goers and gave out information about what UUism is all about. For some, being in the booth was a new experience, but everyone seemed to have a good time hanging out.
UU participation ing the Cincinati Pride Parade featured a giant Flaming Chalice with flames attached to the top of a car representing all 6 Greater Cincinnati Congregations. The Flaming chalice also made an appearance at the Mason Heritage Parade (above). – Submitted by Liz Woedl
The Obama Administration announced new policies that would allow a narrow increase of non-criminal undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S., giving a higher prosecution status to serious criminals. Many Latino groups applauded the action as a step in the right direction. For more: http://huff.to/pnYcC8 – Submitted by Liz Woedl
“(Boston, MA) The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), was convicted August 5, 2011, on misdemeanor charges stemming from his nonviolent civil disobedience in Phoenix, Ariz., in July 2011…Rev. Morales responds…” – Link posted by Liz Woedl
Campbell Robertson of the New York Times describes what happens when Bishops Criticize Tough Alabama Immigration Law. “CULLMAN, Ala. — On a sofa in the hallway of his office here, Mitchell Williams, the pastor of First United Methodist Church, announced that he was going to break the law. He is not the only church leader making such a declaration these days…..” – Link posted by Liz Woedl
Sunday, August 14, 10:30 – 11:30am, Seeking Solutions. We’ll gain a broader understanding of immigration from a faith-based perspective, and from our UU tradition and consider ways in which we can achieve a policy on immigration that is in keeping with Unitarian Universalist principles. We will have a special guest, Dr. Shelly Jarrett Bromberg, Associate Professor, Department: Spanish/Portuguese; Latin American Studies.
For the handouts and information go to https://huucsj.wordpress.com/immigration/. – Submitted by Liz Woedl
Cincinnati area UUs participate in the activitities of the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC) as one of the denomination judicatories. Homelessness/Affordable Housing is one of MARCC’s 2011 Concerns voted upon by judicatory delegates at the Judicatories Shared Planning Conference last November.
As many members and Friends of MARCC as possible need to join with others at a Prayer Vigil to support the progress of the Anna Louise Inn on Wednesday, August 10th at 9:30 am at the Hamilton County Court House on the Court House steps on the Main Street side. Following this prayer vigil, at 11 am the court case will be heard inside the Court House. We need everyone who is able to attend the prayer vigil to support the mission and renovation of the Anna Louise Inn where it stands now and has stood for over 100 years on Lytle Park Square providing safe and affordable housing for women in Cincinnati. – Information submitted UUCGC and posted by Liz Woedl
UU minister James Reeb went to Selma, Alabama in 1965 to support the cause of civil rights. His story is remembered in a Boston Globe article by Scott Helman. To read the article click here: BostonGlobe 17jul2011. – Link posted by Liz Woedl