Re: FW: [Just Acts] "Don't Sleep through the Revolution"
From: MADELINE SIMON (madeline-mplsmsn.com)
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:44:24 -0800 (PST)
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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
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> From UUA Social Justice (includes Climate Justice, Commit2Respond):1966 Ware 
> Lecture: Don't Sleep Through the Revolution, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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> Delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
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> May 18, 1966
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> Peace,
> Madeline
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> 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"
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>             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.”
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>             “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.”
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>             As 2015 begins we find ourselves in an emerging revolutionary 
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>             The ever-growing Black Lives Matter movement will be taking bold 
> action on this Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday to #ReclaimMLK. 
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>             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.) 
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>             The Moral Mondays movement is spreading across the South and will 
> be holding another Mass Moral March on February 14.
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>             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.   
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>             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.
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>             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.
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>             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.
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>             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.
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>             Alex, Annette, Audra, Janice, Jennifer, Jessica, Lesley, Nora, 
> Susan, and Taquiena 
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