Thirty Days of Love

SLL_30days_logo_vertical_sq_smStanding on the Side of Love is a community of people compelled to speak out against oppression, united in the common belief that love is the ultimate guiding force of our world. Join us for the Thirty Days of Love, a period for intentional action, service, education, and reflection running from Jan 19 to Feb 17. Sign up at Available on the site is the project description and a neat flyer with suggested activities and study that you can share with friends and family. Take the pledge!

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative March

Celebrate the life and the legacy of Brother Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with others in the Oxford and the Miami U. Community on Monday, January 16. This year’s theme is “Remembering the Dream: A Life Long Dedication to Excellence.” There will be a march beginning at the Uptown Memorial Park of Oxford, Ohio at 10am. The march will end at Hall Auditorium for indoor festivities. Come out and commemorate one of the most influential men in our nation’s history!

The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Delta Upsilon Chapter.

Hopedale Will be Standing on the Side of Love

Members of the Hopedale Unitarian Universalist Community of Oxford will join with numerous other community groups on Tuesday, October 25, to stand in opposition to the picketing Westboro Baptist Church at Miami University. Hopedale is a part of the national “Standing on the Side of Love” campaign sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The campaign elevates compassionate religious voices to fight oppression.
Miami’s Spectrum group is coordinating action against the anti-gay Westboro group’s plan to picket on campus. Plans for the peaceful counter-picket event can be found at the Spectrum Website. – Submitted by Judi Hetrick

Response to Westboro Baptist Church Visit

During a four stop visit the Ohio the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) will visit Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, October 25, 2011  4:15 PM – 4:45 PM. In addition, the WBC will also picket Ohio State University and two high schools including Oak Hills H.S. in Cincinnati.

As a public response to the upcoming WBC visit, a Facebook page Unite Miami: Love is Our Resistance promotes a “community celebration of diversity and compassion in the face of the Westboro Baptist message of hatred.” This event will be on the same date Tuesday, October 25, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, at the Central Quad, Miami U. For more information please visit the Spectrum website. – Submitted by Liz Woedl

Homosexuality and the Bible

Saturdays Oct. 1, 8, and 22 the Campus Ministry Center will be hosting the workshop “Homosexuality and the Bible” from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Get a chance to read and discuss all the passages that mention homosexuality in the Bible in context. Donuts, Danishes and juice and coffee will be provided.  Rev. Mike Underhill, one of our CMC Board Members teaches the workshop which considers the Biblical passages used to “clobber” people.  All are welcome. The CMC is located at 16 S. Campus Avenue, Oxford, OH. For more information please contact the center at 513) 523-4848 or – Submitted by Lights on Campus and posted by Liz Woedl

Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival, 9/16

The Latin American and Caribbean UniDiverisity Festival on Friday, September 16, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, will feature cuisines from around the world, a unique repertory of music and dances, arts and crafts, children’s activities, petting of llamas and alpacas, and display of literature/panels/photo exhibits about Latin America and the Caribbean. Don’t miss the dance troupe Embajadores Peruanos and Orquesta Kandela! Sponsored by The Center for American and World Cultures. For more information about the event visit the above link or the Center’s Facebook page.  – Submitted by Liz Woedl

Prayer Vigil for Anna Louise Inn

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