Justice & Service

Recommended Reading from the Transformation Team

As we begin our work together to dismantle White Supremacy, we invite and encourage the Chalice Congregation to read two informative and challenging books.

We will begin with White Fragility, written by a white professor Robin DiAngelo for white people. Jonathan Capehart, in a recent article in the Washington post titled “Dear White People, Please Read White […]

Transformation Team Update

(Mission: Through education, self-reflection, and social action, the Transformation Team will assist the congregation to identify and dismantle white supremacy culture and racism at Chalice and the world.)
 
During last Sunday’s Worship Service, Reverend Sharon and the Team urged congregants to take the Implicit Association Test at implicit.harvard.edu. It […]

Transformation Team Video Request

The Transformation Team made a request of Chalice congregants during our July 19 Sunday worship. You can watch their video here:

 

 

You can watch the entire worship service, “Comfortable with Discomfort,” here:

 

Introducing the Transformation Team!

Helping Chalice Respond to White Supremacy and
Support the Black Lives Matter Movement 

In response to a call to work on white supremacy culture from Rev. Sharon, the UUA Commission on Institutional Change, Black Lives UU, and many members of color in our faith, four Chalice members began the formation of the Transformation Team in […]

January 28th is Our White Supremacy Teach-In

Beloved community,

In case you are not familiar with them, please know that the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Organizing Collective (abbreviated “BLUU”) formed in July 2015 to provide support, information, and resources for Black Unitarian Universalists. They also work to expand the role and visibility of Black UUs within our faith.

In the past two […]

Chalice Signs Declaration of Conscience

Observing widespread support in the congregation, Chalice’s Board has voted to endorse the “Declaration of Conscience” from the Unitarian Universalist Association and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee:

At this extraordinary time in our nation’s history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to […]

April 23 Social Justice Offering: Fraternity House

Our April Social Justice Offering will be given to Fraternity House. The mission of Fraternity House and Michelle House is to provide warm and caring homes where very low-income men and women disabled by HIV/AIDS can receive comprehensive care and services in order to rebuild their health and return to independent living, or […]

Report on Social Justice Forum

On Saturday, March 18, sixteen Chalice congregants gathered to reflect on our congregation’s social justice calling. We considered joining a public statement that “At this extraordinary time in our nation’s history…we will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate, or despoil.” We brainstormed possible new social justice initiatives at Chalice, and […]

How to Start a New Social Justice Action at Chalice

Greetings from Deb Coon, Dennis Brown, and Rev. Elizabeth, current co-chairs of the newly re-organized Social Justice Team! We see our role as empowering and overseeing social justice programs and actions here at Chalice. Do you have a social justice program, project, or specific action you would like to work on here? Great! Get several […]