Social Justice

Share the Plate Recipient for January 2018 is SIHN

The January 2018 Share the Plate recipient is the Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (SIHN). This is a group of churches who minister to homeless members of the greater Salem community.  Each church hosts homeless families for one week, providing morning and evening meals, companionship to families and children in the evening, and a place to sleep in … Continued

Womxn’s March January 21

Come join us on Sunday, Jan 21 for the  Salem Womxn’s March and rally from  11 am  to 2 pm. The march starts at 12 noon at the Salem Capital Mall located on 900 Court St. The Salem Womxn’s March is committed to heightening womxn’s voices to empower each other in the fight for womxn’s … Continued

MLK Rally and March January 15

Please join other UUCS members to march and rally in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the late Civil Rights leader, on January 15 starting at 11:30 am on January 15.  The Social Justice in Action Team is organizing a delegation of UUCS members to march in the parade while carrying our “Standing on the … Continued

Sanctuary Benefit Concert January 27

The Sanctuary Team, a sub-committee of the SJAT, is sponsoring a benefit concert on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. This special evening will further the awareness of today’s climate of racial intolerance and the need for sanctuary. It will also raise awareness of IP22 and the history of racial injustice. The proceeds … Continued

Regional UUA Assembly April 27-29 in Portland

The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, OR for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, … Continued

Stand Up for the EPA

The Trump Administration wants to cut BILLIONS of dollars from the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). His cuts will affect Oregon’s programs that ensure that our drinking water is clean, prevent oil spills on our coast, and enforce laws against pollution. We can’t let it happen. Stand up now to protect the EPA! … Continued

Preserve Oregon’s Sanctuary Law

Activists affiliated with Oregonians for Immigration Reform have filed Initiative Petition 22 with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections Division. IP 22’s goal: to place a measure onto the November 2018 statewide ballot that would repeal ORS 181A.820.  Since 1987, Oregon Revised Statute 181A.820 has has effectively rendered Oregon a “sanctuary” state for undocumented non-citizens. … Continued

Donate and Help Make Good Samaritan Bags on Second Sundays

Good Samaritan Bags – Laura Christensen and Bob and Cindy Francis in collaboration with Rev. Rick and RE Youth, will be collecting items (as well as donating items) for putting together toiletry bags to handout to our local homeless people. This will be an ongoing congregational project. Every second Sunday, following the services, there will be an … Continued

Annual Mitten Collection

Please add to the mitten, scarf and hat collection on the RE Mitten Tree in the foyer.   These items will be donated to Family Building Blocks after the Christmas Eve Service.  Home crafted items are welcomed!