Sunday, August 18, 2019

Song Circle Forum

We’ll Rise Up Singing at the UUCJ Forum this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. All ages are welcome! It’s very casual. Bring your voice (and your instrument, if you’d like). Everyone can choose a song for the group to sing. For a source, we’ll use the songbooks Rise Up Singing and its sequel, Rise Again – about 2,400 songs. If you have a copy of either book, bring it with you if you can.

Links to song lists for both books are below. If you see a song listed you’d like the group to sing (or just have a song in mind) add the title in the comment section. See you Sunday!

RISE UP SINGING SONG LIST:
http://www.rustling.org/…/…/rise-up-singing-song-titles.html

RISE AGAIN SONG LIST:
https://www.riseupandsing.org/songs/lists/title

 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Alliance of Sustainable Farms, Part 2

Guest speaker, D.J. Baker, will lead the second part of a discussion on sustainable farming and ecology. Originally from Edmond, OK, D.J. Baker came to Mississippi to educate and engage communities in healthier living through horticulture and nutrition. He works with farmers around sustainability and co-owns Eritaj Cookery, a restorative food cafe.

 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

What Is IWOC? Unions In the Age of Mass Incarceration

Guest speaker, Bezal Jupiter, will be talking about what Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is, why it is necessary, and some of the events the IWOC Mississippi has planned.

 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Medical Marijuana

According to the Marijuana Policy Project, Mississippi is one of the 23 states that have decriminalized personal use marijuana possession; however, data indicates that Mississippi’s marijuana laws are not being evenly enforced. A 2013 study by the American Civil Liberties Union found that although blacks and whites use marijuana at nearly identical rates, blacks in Mississippi are 3.9 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession.

Last year, Mississippians for Compassionate Care filed a ballot initiative to make medical marijuana legal in Mississippi. The group is aiming to bring an amendment to the state constitution to voters in 2020. You can read the proposed amendment here.

This Sunday, Paul Gore will be facilitating a discussion of medicinal uses of marijuana and what policy changes may occur in Mississippi.

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Ugly Abortion Situation

This forum, led by Rick Childs, a retired Unitarian Lay Minister, who is in Jackson this summer to help the the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi – “Jackson Women’s Health Organization” – will look at the abortion situation in 2019. We will be discussing the complex and disturbing situation at the national and Mississippi level — including why so many states, with Mississippi at the forefront, are doing everything possible to take away women’s reproductive rights and what we can do, individually and collectively, to reverse this trend. He’ll include a summary of the several projects he’s helping our clinic out with — with an invitation to anyone interested in helping.

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

UUCJ Social Justice Book Circle

Patricia Ice will facilitate our discussion of the UUA Common Read: Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment. Please come prepared, having read pages 97-106.

 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Alliance of Sustainable Farms, Part 1

Guest speaker, D.J. Baker, will lead a discussion on sustainable farming and ecology. Originally from Edmond, OK, D.J. Baker came to Mississippi to educate and engage communities in healthier living through horticulture and nutrition. He works with farmers around sustainability and co-owns Eritaj Cookery, a restorative food cafe.

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

EnvironMentality

Special Guest Karissa Bowley will share with us about her environmental work in Mississippi with EnvironMentality, a company promoting recycling as a way of expressing care for our environment and our community that lives in it.

Check the website at https://www.environmentality.org/ and come prepared to ask questions and discuss environmental justice in Mississippi!

 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

UUCJ Social Justice Book Circle

Patricia Ice will facilitate our discussion of the UUA Common Read: Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment. Please come prepared, having read pages 77-96.

 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Lammas

We’ll be discussing the festival of Lammas, a festival to mark the annual wheat harvest. Lammas is the first harvest festival of the year, falling halfway between the summer Solstice and Autumn September Equinox. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop harvested at Lammastide.

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

UUCJ Social Justice Book Circle

Patricia Ice will facilitate our discussion of the UUA Common Read: Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment. Please come prepared, having read pages 57-76.