UUFSMA: “Justice and Also Joy: The Inner Work of Making Outward Change”

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Event Category: Religous/Spiritual

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service

    “Justice and Also Joy: The Inner Work of Making Outward Change”

    Speaker: Reverend Mary Margaret Earl

    Sunday, February 28, 2021

    10:30 am

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/414604040 

    Password: 294513

    By Joseph Plummer

    UUF Secretary


    Social Justice is a foundational value for Unitarian Universalists and one of its most successful champions today will highlight this Sunday’s UU Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende online service. In her sermon, the Reverend Mary Margaret Earl will reflect on the work of the UU Urban Ministry of Boston, Massachusetts, where she is Senior Minister and Executive Director. Her talk this Sunday promises to illustrate many measures for proactive and successful programs that build the benefits of social justice in disenfranchised communities.

    Few non-governmental organizations have such deep roots in this ministerial domain as the UUUM, which is the oldest social justice agency in the United States. From its headquarters in Boston’s inner-city Roxbury neighborhood, the Urban Ministry is known for its programs that serve not only the community at large, especially young people, but also its operation of one of the oldest domestic violence shelters in the United States.

    Her thoughts about the agency’s hands-on work for social justice will resonate for a long while with members of the UUFSMA, which donates half of its annual budget to non-profit organizations focused on social action. As well, the UU Fellowship seeks to develop direct-action programs in coming years, such as a Social Action Residency to provide hands-on support for volunteer work at NGOs in San Miguel.

    Prior to her work making stronger bonds with the Roxbury neighborhood where the UUUM operates, Rev. Earl worked for 10 years at a faith-based nonprofit in Rhode Island, providing guidance and support for homeless people. She is past president of the Board of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, recipient of the Heroes of Faith Award from the Rhode Island State Council of Churches for her interfaith work, and is a longtime vegan committed to standing up for nonhuman animals.

    To participate in our online Sunday Service, visit the Fellowship’s website at www.uufsma.org and click on the Zoom Service button displayed on the home page. If requested, enter password: 294513. Sign-in from anywhere Sunday mornings between 10:15-10:25 am CST.

    Through grants and awards, UUFSMA donates at least fifty percent of its budget to support nonprofit organizations that provide health, educational, and environmental services for underserved communities in the San Miguel region. Please support this work by clicking on the website home page Donate button. Now more than ever, your support is essential.

    Due to the coronavirus, UUFSMA has suspended in-person Sunday services and other gatherings. A growing collection of previous online services can be found on the UUFSMA’s YouTube channel. Go to https://www.youtube.com/ and enter UUFSMA in the search box. The UU Fellowship welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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