Should We Amend the Constitution to Get Big Money Out of Politics?

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28th Amendment Debate Watch Party

Free Public Event
Monday, Nov. 19
6:15 pm, Room 25

First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Rd. 19803

Jeff Clements, CEO of American Promise, and Bradley Smith, Chair of the Institute for Free Speech will debate: 

“Should we amend the Constitution to authorize political spending limits?”  

The debate will begin promptly at 6:30 and will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Prof. Rodney Smolla, Dean of the Widener University Delaware Law School.

Sponsors: American Promise Delaware Chapter, Human Rights Task Force of First Unitarian Church, League of Women Voters of New Castle County, DelCOG, Network Delaware, Delaware Get Money Out, and Pacem in Terris.

 

Support Environmental Justice for Southbridge

DNREC Hearing on Slag Grinding Plant

6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20
Grantham Lane Building
715 Grantham Lane, New Castle, DE 19720

Marie Reed

Marie Reed, president of the Southbridge Civic Association (News-Journal Photo)

‘It’s our turn’:
Southbridge residents say they’re tired of
being a dumping ground.

By Jeanne Kuang
WILMINGTON NEWS-JOURNAL Nov. 7, 2018

Marie Reed’s first thought when she heard a grinding company had plans to build an industrial facility in south Wilmington was, “Here we go again.”

Reed, president of the Southbridge Civic Association, knew she wasn’t alone. The whole neighborhood “has been through so much,” she said. “We’ve had enough.”

Previous attempts were made to put a state prison and facility that temporarily housed cattle in the neighborhood.

Since April, Southbridge residents have opposed Walan Specialty Construction Products’ plans at civic association meetings and a state hearing.

They say the facility would bring damaging environmental and health effects to a neighborhood already dotted with brownfields and industrial sites … read more

The First Unitarian Environmental Justice Task Force needs your help to support the community of Southbridge in its latest fight to save their neighborhood from yet another environmental threat. If you can attend this hearing, contact Deb Haskell for carpool infirmation: debhaskell@outlook.com.

 

This Sunday: Refugee and Immigration Crisis

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Sunday, November 11
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Rd.,
Wilmington 19803

 

 

A community forum designed to build understanding and heighten compassion about the legal and personal issues of immigration, asylum, and refugee status in our state, nation, and world.

Sponsored by the First Unitarian Church Human Rights Task Force
Questions? Becky Laster, blaster102@verizon.net

Show Up for Shabbat This Weekend in Solidarity with Pittsburgh

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A message from the Jewish Federation of North America:

Last Shabbat, we witnessed the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in North American history — the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This Shabbat, we are responding with our greatest show of solidarity: A continental Solidarity Shabbat with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh.

At synagogues, community centers and homes across North America, we will be gathering together in prayer, compassion and unity — as one people. And as the Federation Movement. From Toronto to Tampa. From Milwaukee to Montreal and in every city and in between, we stand as a reminder of the power of community. 

Here’s how you can take part in #SolidarityShabbat and #StandWithPittsburgh, and here are some resources for Solidarity Shabbat. We are pleased to partner with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on #ShowUpForShabbat and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on #NeverIsNow.

Here in Delaware, according to the Jewish Federation of Delaware, the following congregations are inviting visitors during their Shabbat this weekend.

Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth
6 pm Friday night and 9 am Saturday morning
Traditional
4412 Washington Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19802
302.762.2705
akse.org

Congregation Beth Shalom
6:30 pm Friday night and 9:30 Saturday morning
Egalitarian Conservative
1081 Baynard Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19802
302.654.4462
bethshalomwilmington.org

Congregation Beth Emeth
7 pm Friday night and 9:30 am Saturday morning
Reform
300 West Lea Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19802
302.764.2393
bethemethde.org

Temple Beth El
6 pm Friday night
Reconstructionist
301 Possum Park Road
Newark, DE 19703
302.366.8330
tbede.org

Chabad Lubavitch
5:50 pm Friday morning and 9:30 Saturday morning
Orthodox
1811 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
302.529.9900
chabadde.com

Seaside Jewish Community
7:30 pm Friday night
Unspecified
18970 Holland Glade Road
Rehoboth, DE 19971
302.226.8977
seasidejewishcommunity.com

Welcoming the Stranger

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A Syrian refugee holds her newborn daughter at an International Rescue Committee clinic in Ramtha, Jordan. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/9613483141

Refugee and Immigration Crisis

A community forum designed to build understanding and heighten compassion about the legal and personal issues of immigration, asylum, and refugee status in our state, nation, and world.

Sunday, November 11
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington 19803

Speakers include:
Prof. Mary Brigid McManamon, Widener University Law School
Basha Silverman, Jewish Family Services Refugee Resettlement Program
Dalissy Washington, Network Delaware Safe Communities Campaign
Doyle Dobbins, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Sponsored by the First Unitarian Church Human Rights Task Force
Questions? Becky Laster, blaster102@verizon.net

Stand in Solidarity with the Jewish Community of Pittsburgh

Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 pm
University of Delaware Campus
Steps of Memorial Hall at the North Green

Join members of the Jewish community, Jewish students, and our friends and interfaith allies at the University of Delaware Memorial Hall. We come together to mourn and honor the memories of those killed, and to oppose the hate behind the horrific shooting on Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Hosted by: Hillel at the University of Delaware, Temple Beth El, Congregation Beth. Emeth, The Siegel Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Delaware

Filling Your Justice Toolbelt

The Greater Philly UU Cluster is inviting all area UU congregations to the following event.

A Hands-on Advocacy Workshop

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Line Unitarian Church
816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333

How can UUs make a more just and peaceful world? Find out at this legislative advocacy workshop. Join other area UUs in fellowship and learning as we explore strategies to get engaged at the member-level and congregational-level. Bring your experiences and best practice ideas to share with the group.

Facilitators:

Rev. Rob Gregson (Exec Director of UUFaithActionNJ)
Richard Williams (Director of UUPLAN)

9:00 – 9:30 Meet and Greet
9:30 – 12:00 Workshop

FREE event! All welcome. Download a flyer (pdf) here.

Please register by October 29 for planning purposes (e.g. refreshments, handouts, etc.) at: http://www.greaterphillyuu.org/events/filling-your-justice-toolbelt/ Walk-ins also accepted.