|Re: FW: [Just Acts] "Don't Sleep through the Revolution"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MADELINE SIMON (madeline-mplsmsn.com)|
|Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:44:24 -0800 (PST)|
Working link: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1272/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1314435 Peace, Madeline > From: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com > Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:41:07 -0600 > Subject: [CCC] FW: [Just Acts] "Don't Sleep through the Revolution" > CC: fusclimate [at] justcomm.org > To: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com > > From UUA Social Justice (includes Climate Justice, Commit2Respond):1966 Ware > Lecture: Don't Sleep Through the Revolution, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. > > at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly > > Hollywood, Florida > > May 18, 1966 > > Peace, > Madeline > > Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:23:03 -0500 > From: socialjustice [at] uua.org > To: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com > Subject: [Just Acts] "Don't Sleep through the Revolution" > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > View this email online. Share: > January 2015: "Don't Sleep through the Revolution" > Dear Madeline, > In 1966 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a frank and > powerful message for Unitarian Universalists: “Don’t sleep through the > revolution.” > > “The idea whose time has come today is the idea of freedom and > human dignity, and so all over the world we see something of freedom > explosion, and this reveals to us that we are in the midst of revolutionary > times. An older order is passing away and a new order is coming into being. … > The role of the church [is] to broaden horizons, to challenge the status quo, > and to question and break mores. … The church has a major role to play in > this period of social change … [it must] remain awake through this > revolution.” > > As 2015 begins we find ourselves in an emerging revolutionary > time. > > The ever-growing Black Lives Matter movement will be taking bold > action on this Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday to #ReclaimMLK. > > Immigrant justice activists are building on the victory of > President Obama stopping deportations for millions and looking ahead to > creating more immigrant-friendly policies in local communities and states in > 2015. (See Interfaith Immigration Coalition webinar.) > > The Moral Mondays movement is spreading across the South and will > be holding another Mass Moral March on February 14. > > Climate activists are building an intersectional movement for > justice, grounded in the injustices faced by poor and working class people, > Native peoples and other people of color, and peoples of the global South—and > UUs are a part of it. > > And around the country, all eyes are on Selma—from viewing and > discussing the movie to turning out for a multifaith conference in > Birmingham, to crossing the Edmund Pettis Bridge for the 50th anniversary > commemoration, to celebrating Selma Sunday on March 8 in congregations across > the nation. > > King’s words so aptly characterize our situation today. We must > remain awake together this coming year and bring our theology, our > spirituality, our people, and our resources to Stand on the Side of Love in > each one of our communities and be part of transforming our world. > > How are you and your congregation staying awake? This past > Saturday UU Justice Ohio clergy and members, joined by Moderator Jim Key, > took part in “Columbus Prays,” an interfaith prayer walk against systemic > injustice. Let’s gain strength in the knowledge that we are in this together, > each one of us working to collectively bend the arc of the universe toward > justice. > > Lastly, if your congregation has developed a great justice > ministry, please apply for the UUA Bennett Award for Social Justice. > Nominations are due March 16. > > In faith, > > > > > > > > Alex, Annette, Audra, Janice, Jennifer, Jessica, Lesley, Nora, > Susan, and Taquiena > > Multicultural Growth & Witness staff > > > > > > > > > > > > > Unsubscribe | View the archives | Subscribe to other > newsletters > > > > Multicultural Growth & Witness > > Unitarian Universalist Association > > 24 Farnsworth St | Boston, MA 02110 | Phone 617.948.6461 > | Fax 617.742.03213 > > 1100 G Street NW; Suite 800 | Washington, DC 20005 | > Phone 202.393.2255 | Fax 202.393.5494 > > socialjustice [at] uua.org | website: www.uua.org/justice > > > Our work is made possible by congregations' generous > gifts to the Annual Program Fund and individual friends like you. Please > consider making a gift today! > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe, modify your subscription options, or visit archives, please > visit: > http://lists.cohousing.org/mailman/listinfo/fusclimate
FW: [Just Acts] "Don't Sleep through the Revolution" MADELINE SIMON, January 13 2015
- Re: FW: [Just Acts] "Don't Sleep through the Revolution" MADELINE SIMON, January 13 2015
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