• Justice Saturday – BLM Perspectives October 10, 2020
    #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 the movement, plus a personal perspective, here are some names and ...
  • Justice Saturday – Racial Justice and Immigration October 3, 2020
    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 goal of RJI, like that of the congregation, as a ...
  • Justice Saturday: Healthcare in the Context of a Pandemic September 26, 2020
    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 a long time member of First UU and of the ...
  • Justice Update: Real Change Now August 29, 2020
    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 uses the power of organized people to hold local decision-makers ...
  • Justice Saturday – Racial and Immigration Justice August 22, 2020
    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 work. The goal of RJI, like that of the congregation, ...
  • Justice Saturday – UUTheVote July 25, 2020
    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 most powerful, non-violent instrument we have.” Today’s message is from Lynda Smith, ...
  • Justice Saturday – NARAL Ohio July 23, 2020
    Justice Saturday – 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 including findings from The State of Choice 2020 ...
  • Justice Saturday – BREAD June 20, 2020
    Join Alice, Noel, and Kathy to give us an overview of B.R.E.A.D. (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity) of which First UU is a founding member. Justice topics are selected each year through listening sessions at member congregations. BREAD has a record of holding politicians and community leaders accountable. Learn more about BREAD’s work – and ...
  • Justice Saturday: Move to Amend June 14, 2020
    Today’s edition of Justice Saturday features Michael Greenman tells us about Move to Amend. He also shares links to helpful resources.   Our national trajectory towards serious challenges in many areas of society and the global environment is, to a great extent accelerated by large global corporations that have, over the last century and a half, been ...
  • Justice Saturday – Care and Share Time Bank with Michael Greenman May 30, 2020
    Michael Greenman hosts this week’s edition featuring the Care and Share Time Bank. Michael has been a UU for 45 years and at First UU for 20. His primary interests involve issues of social justice. In 2011 he and Alice Faryna launched the Care and Share Time Bank at First UU. A time bank is ...
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