Sunday, April 16, 2017


The 1stUUPB Justice Action Ministry urges you to vote "Yes" at our annual meeting, thus joining other UU congregations in affirming the UUA/UUSC Declaration of Conscience, the text of which follows: 

At this extraordinary time in our nation’s history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society.  
In the face of looming threats to immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community and the rise of hate speech, harassment and hate crimes, we affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
In opposition to any steps to undermine the right of every citizen to vote or to turn back advances in access to health care and reproductive rights, we affirm our commitment to justice and compassion in human relations.
And against actions to weaken or eliminate initiatives to address the threat of climate change – actions that would threaten not only our country but the entire planet – we affirm our unyielding commitment to protect the interdependent web of all existence.
We will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate, or despoil.
As people of conscience, we declare our commitment to translate our values into action as we stand on the side of love with the most vulnerable among us.
We welcome and invite all to join in this commitment for justice.  
The time is now.

NewsTalk Topics for April 23

- ghost government - how to run a government with lots of Indians, but no chiefs?

- palace intrigue at the White House - who is in, who is out?

- Gov. Scott v. Florida State Attorney over the death penalty - who will win?

- will the government shut down next Sunday night?

- who blinks first - Trump or Kim Jong Un?