Worldwide Labyrinth Day – Walk as 1 at 1

labyrinth daySaturday, May 2, 1 – 3 pm 

World Labyrinth Day – Walk as One for Peace & Justice at UUWC

Please join us at UUWC in Rio Rancho, NM to “Walk as One at One” for world Peace & Justice. We have TWO labyrinths in which to enjoy a peaceful walk in our lovely desert. We will have gentle inspiring music at one of them….

World Water Day, March 22: Commit2Respond begins first major collective campaign.

Are you ready? On World Water Day, March 22, Commit2Respond will begin its first major collective campaign. Climate Justice Month will launch us into a fully-fledged movement, but only if we all join together.

Climate Justice Month quote

Be a Climate Justice Month leader! Here are 5 ways you can get ready for Climate Justice Month:
  1. Sign up to receive the Climate Justice Month daily messages in your inbox, full of faith-filled resources, powerful practices to engage in, and tools to understand how shifting to a low carbon future, advancing human rights, and growing the movement are our moral charge.
  2. Follow and share the daily messages by liking/following Commit2Respond on Facebook or Twitter.
  3. Gather a group of friends, family, or people from your faith community if you have one and set aside time once or twice a week during Climate Justice Month to reflect together on the daily messages and discern how to support each other in committing to long term actions.
  4. If you are part of a congregation, plan to celebrate World Water Day and Earth Day. Climate Justice Month will kick off with Climate Justice Sunday, and new worship resources for the entire month are now available.
  5. Spread the word! It will take all of us to grow into a movement. Forward this email to your friends and community members, and check out our media page for cool shareable materials.

Get ready to revel in connection with the natural world, reckon with the impacts and injustices of climate change, reconnect with hope through relationship, and commit to long-term actions that will help save our world.

In anticipation and excitement,
Your fellow Commit2Respond leaders
Commit2Respond
http://www.commit2respond.org/

-=-=-Commit2Respond

Keep up with Commit2Respond on Facebook and Twitter.

Vote Nov 19 ABQ Abortion

disclaimer:  this post is intended to educate the community on Nov. 19th election issues. It is posed by individual members of UU Westside Congregation’s Social Action Committee and IS NOT an official position of UUWC.

 

 

Voting Locations for Early Voting and Election Day (Nov. 19th)

Remember: you must bring a photo ID to cast a ballot in this election.

Visit the City Clerk’s Office Website to learn what forms of ID are accepted at polling places.

 

 not only will we defeat this ballot measure, but we will also tell all of the out-of-state groups who are behind this ballot measure that New Mexico refuses to have the government interfere in a woman’s deeply personal decisions. We respect women to make the right decision for themselves and their families.

~ Jennifer Ford, Campaign Director Respect ABQ Women

 

learn more about ABQ Nov 19th election:

www.nytimes.com/…/albuquerque-becomes-latest-focal-point-in-abortion-…Sep 4, 2013

WATCH Christie’s Story

“We were ready to give our two year old a brother or sister. And everything with the pregnancy went pretty well until we went for our 20 week ultrasound. One of the doctors said “your baby is very sick.” I could carry the baby to term and watch her suffocate or I could end the pregnancy early and let her go peacefully.”

Voice over: Doctors and Nurses ask you to vote no on the ordinance that puts government in a family’s private decisions.

“I never thought I would ever need an abortion. I think politicians need to leave these decisions to the family and to the doctors.”

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know, or visit our website at www.respectabqwomen.org, and remember to like us on Facebook.  We are so proud of what you’ve done so far, and look forward to working hard with each and every one of you…!

 

We have been privileged to have so many strong community leaders and organizations stand with Respect ABQ Women and we couldn’t be more proud. Last week, as you may have already heard, American Hero Dolores Huerta endorsed the Respect ABQ Women campaign. Our local Telemundo station did a great interview with Dolores about our efforts.

 

Telemundo coverage of Dolores Huerta and Respect ABQ Women

 

We hope you enjoyed the video and will share it with your friends and family and on your Facebook page.

 

You are going to see a lot more out of state groups coming in to our hometown to try to force this ballot measure on us. This is why we need you to join our campaign and help us talk to as many Albuquerque voters as possible. Please forward this email to your friends and ask them to join our campaign.

take action in the HALLOWEEN CANVAS – Trick or Vote

Saturday, November 2nd, 9:30-1:30 p.m.

Sat Aug 3rd, 10am – Rally at the Rio! to put Climate Change back in the Spotlight

In the spirit of UU Principles 5 – 7:

  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Will you join us on August 3rd to put climate change back in the spotlight? In the heat of the summer, more than a dozen local environmental groups are coming together to send the message that we have a moral obligation to deal with this issue NOW.

WHAT: Rally at the Rio!
WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd, 10:00AM
WHERE: 2700 Central Ave SW, Abq, NM (near the BioPark)

Please click here to RSVP.

Our rally is just one of many actions happening this summer as part of the national Summer Heat mobilization. From tar-sands-free flotillas to civil disobedience, folks across the country are braving the summer heat to call for climate action. August 3rd is our chance to be part of the uprising.

Let’s make our Rally at the Rio huge. Bring a friend, and help spread the word on Facebook too. For more information and a printable event flyer, visit www.abqclimateaction.us.

See you there,

Bill Balassi & 350NM