Comments Due for UUA Reproductive Justice CSAI

The UUA comment period for the Reproductive Justice Congregational Study Action/Issue closes March 3rd.

A Congregational Study Action/Issue (CSAI) is an issue chosen by the delegates to the UUA General Assembly (GA) for UU congregations to study, ponder, think about, and act on. The current CSAI on Reproductive Justice was chosen at the 2012 GA. The comments that are currently being taken will inform workshops to be presented at the 2014 GA. Later, in November, a draft Statement of Conscience will be prepared for congregations to vote on in 2015 and to be presented at the 2015 GA. If approved, the Statement of Conscience will be acted on by UU congregations in 2015 and 2016. A new CSAI will be chosen for consideration at this year’s GA to be the possible Statement of Conscience for 2016.

The Reproductive Justice Issue (from the UUA website)

Reproductive rights and health services are seriously under attack nationally. Reproductive Justice represents a broader analysis of racial, economic, cultural, and structural constraints on women’s power. The right to have children, to not have children, and to parent children in safe and healthy environments is a human right.

Follow the link above to read the entire CSAI. If you have thoughts on the CSAI, leave them in the comments or contact me.


Ethical Eating: Forum & Bulletin Board

The ethical eating forum yesterday went well. There was a good discussion, and thanks to all who shared, both the forum speakers and the participants in the discussion. Some links to climate change resources can be found in the comment thread on this post.

Bulletin board pictures (click on a photo to see a larger version):

The main questions of the forum:

How do you choose to eat ethically? What are some of the concerns, and how do you make these choices with imperfect information? How does climate change affect your choices and the way agriculture is practiced? How do farming practices impact the soil, the land, and the water, and affect our choices of food?

Ethical Eating Forum Tomorrow!

Don’t forget, the ethical eating forum is tomorrow afternoon. See you all there!

Links to handouts and bulletin board materials will be posted after the forum!

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