Lay Leader: Ann Green
– This annual service celebrates poetry by asking parishioners to share a poem they have written or one they have loved or enjoyed, that is relevant to our times or for all ages. This service features Deb Davies reading her own work. She has taught creative writing for many years, at Jackson College and other venues, and has … Continued
JXN Community Forum
- “Restorative Justice/Restorative Community” February 16th
“Restorative Justice/Restorative Community” February 16th, the 3rd Thursday
Restoring a sense of well-being is a challenge after crime. In addition to victims, the community is harmed when citizens feel less safe. Following a brief review of the evolution of our justice systems, panelists with experience with crime will describe restorative processes. Also sponsored by the Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association and the League of Women Voters, Jackson Unit….are free and open programs to encourage dialogue about the challenging issues of our day. The series is sponsored by the Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty and the Jackson District Library. All forums ...
Common Read Book
This year our "common read" book is The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, by The Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Beacon, 2016). Rev. Barber electrified Unitarian Universalists at General Assembly this year with his call for building and sustaining a movement for justice for all people. The Third Reconstruction offers helpful, practical guidance for engaging with justice movements born in response to local experiences of larger injustices. Available at the UUA Bookstore.