Justice News

Join us for unique and challenging ways to help each other, our neighbors, and our planet in this time of social distancing. Each week will highlight how we can Live Our Values Everyday – LOVE – in a time when we need it most.

Advocate for Vaccination

Hope you’re enjoying the warmer temperatures and blue skies this week, as well as the wonderful news that Edith Espinal and Miriam Vargas are now free to leave the churches where they had taken sanctuary for years! There is still work to do, but one … read more.

Justice Update: Defund Fear

Tuesday January 26, 2021

Our Racial Justice and Immigration Focus Group hosted an opportunity to watch a webinar from UUA’s Side With Love and then gather in a Zoom meeting with First UUers afterward for discussion.

Webinar Description

Conversation with Zach Norris, author of Defund Fear: Safety Without … read more.

Justice Update: December 2020

Hear farmworker Oscar from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and organizer Uriel from the Fair Food Alliance as they share an update on the Wendy’s campaign and discuss how COVID-19 is impacting farmworkers. Learn how the CIW’s Fair Food Program, the program that has … read more.

BLM Perspectives

Justice Update

#BLM – or Black Lives Matter – has different interpretations according to the audience. The message here is from the perspective of a long-time UU who tries to take a wide-angle perspective on BLM. With a little history and a look a the evolution of … read more.

Racial Justice and Immigration

Today’s Justice Saturday is about the work of the Racial Justice and Immigration (RJI) JAM Focus Group, specifically its work for immigrant justice. We invite you to learn more about RJI with a short video and information about how you can engage in this important work. The … read more.

Healthcare in the Context of a Pandemic

Alice Faryna is a physician who experienced the incredible dysfunction of our current medical system personally over her many years in this career. Her experience in more recent years working for Medicare convinced her to join forces with the Single Payer Healthcare movement. She is … read more.

Justice Update: Real Change Now

Update on BREAD’s “Real Change Now” Campaign

BREAD (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity) is Central Ohio’s congregation-based, multi-faith community organization founded by First UU and ten other congregations over 20 years ago. Now consisting of over 40 racially, religiously, socioeconomically, and geographically diverse congregations, BREAD … read more.

Racial and Immigration Justice

Today’s Justice Saturday is about the work of the Racial Justice and Immigration (RJI) JAM Focus Group, specifically the work for racial justice. We invite you to learn more about RJI with a short video and information about how you can engage in this important … read more.

Justice Saturday – UUTheVote

with First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus
JAM Action Team (Justice Action Ministry)

The Justice Saturday for July 25th is about GETTING OUT THE VOTE. November 3rd will be here soon. In the words of the late civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis; “Voting is the … read more.

Justice Saturday – NARAL Ohio

July 18, 2020

with First UU’s JAM Team
(Justice Action Ministry)

Today’s edition of Justice Saturday features a video with Kel McConaughey, Development Director at NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, and a member of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, OH.

Kel shares about the ongoing work on NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio … read more.