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Chris Crass in Delaware: Courage for Collective Liberation

Chris Crass’ message of collective liberation and racial justice calls us to change ourselves in that we may change the world and manifest Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community. Join us in bringing Chris Crass to Delaware and southeast Pennsylvania for the Martin Luther King Day weekend.
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  • $2,000 Goal
  • $525 Funded
  • 14 Days to Go
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Create Justice, Not Walls: Class and Race in UU and US Settings

The 2016 election campaign fanned the flames of class and racial hostility, deeply dividing our nation. UU Class Conversations’ Faithify Campaign seeks to more fully integrate race with our faith community’s social class work. Let’s get real, tear down walls to opportunity and access, and become more authentically diverse. Continue reading

  • $3,000 Goal
  • $800 Funded
  • 20 Days to Go
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First Ever National Humanist Clergy Collaboratory

Humanists are served by so many movements—Unitarian Universalism, Ethical Culture, Humanistic Judaism, and more—yet the clergy of those movements rarely work together; in fact, they barely even know each other! We want to change that, so that the humanists of the future can be better served, better connected, and better able to act for justice in the world. Continue reading

  • $1,500 Goal
  • $870 Funded
  • 20 Days to Go
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Spreading UU Love and Hope in a Hurting World

The nation is afraid and hurting and in immediate need of the inclusive message of Unitarian Universalism. Our goal is to share this message of hope and love with Philadelphia commuters while they wait for their train or subway. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $2,700 Funded
  • 20 Days to Go
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Casa Nueva: First a cane shelter, now a Mayan family home

This construction project will change the lives of everyone involved. We ask for your help to make it possible. A multi-generational group from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities (UUCQC) will build a lava-block house in San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala, for a very poor family who currently lives in a shack between two coffee fields. We are raising money to pay for building materials: cement floor, roof, windows, doors, toilet, lava blocks, mortar, etc. Youth and adults will work together on a common goal: to improve the lives for one Guatemalan family while learning about their lives, struggles, culture, and traditions; they will form strong bonds with them as they demonstrate faith in action. Continue reading

  • $2,000 Goal
  • $760 Funded
  • 19 Days to Go
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Stop summer learning loss: Support our Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School Program

Last year, All Souls hosted the only CDF Freedom School in the state of Indiana. With your help, we will do so again. Thanks to our donors last year, 83% of our scholars experienced no summer-learning loss or gained literacy skills (normally their peers would lose 2-3 months of reading ability.) Thank you for helping us mitigate the educational disparity gap that keeps so many of our children behind. Continue reading

  • $7,500 Goal
  • $300 Funded
  • 19 Days to Go
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The HUUB’s Community Listening Project

The HUUB is an urban ministry doing exciting Asset Based Community Development work in Orange, NJ. We are located in the heart of a city that is grappling with many of the issues of American cities – joblessness, violence, deindustrialization and displacement – yet is full of engaged young people and dedicated long time community elders. First UU of Essex County’s 125 year history in the city gives us a unique opportunity to align with local initiatives and make meaningful change, with your help. We are raising money for Community Listening Fellows stipends and other programs at The HUUB. Funds raised through Faithify will be matched from the UUA Funding Program, so we can double the impact! Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $2,370 Funded
  • 17 Days to Go
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Help Black Lives Matter Organizers Stand Up with Standing Rock

“The Dakota Access Pipeline was rerouted through Standing Rock because Bismarck’s residents feared it would poison their drinking water. The Sioux are literally being forced at gunpoint to accept ecological risks that North Dakota’s white residents refused.” – SunTzuFunTzu

We have already sent small groups, but want to respect the indigenous camps and send our networks out in full force. This is why we need YOU! Please share this link to your networks to help us send a self-sustaining group of 15-25 trained organizers in non-violent direct action (medics, healers, body-workers, legal observers or security) to Standing Rock to stand in Solidarity. Continue reading

  • $10,000 Goal
  • $11,235 Funded
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Help Immigrant Students! Free Bi-Lingual Childcare Program for their Kids

This community outreach program offers free, professional, caring, and goal-oriented bi-lingual childcare to 50 immigrant children, ages 1 mo. to 10 yrs. While their parents attend free English classes in the Emerson UU Church’s English Classes for Immigrants Program, offspring participate in bi-lingual activities and play for a total of seven hours, three days weekly for 14 weeks. The goal is to help these children ease into American life and into the American education system while their parents attend free English classes at the church.

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  • $3,600 Goal
  • $4,300 Funded
  • 5 Days to Go
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Reversing income inequality conference

The conference will be structured as a series of workshops, lectures, training sessions and information-sharing concerned with reversing income inequality. We will have one day of action: engaging decision makers in the capital. We are in the process of confirming our list of speakers for the event, and hope to have responses by mid-December. Continue reading

  • $2,000 Goal
  • $2,030 Funded
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UU Presence with Standing Rock & Water Protection #NoDAPL

Update: We made the goal!! If you still want to support this fine congregation, please send donations directly to them:
Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation
P.O. Box 297
818 E. Divide Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
I know they will put the funds to good work on our behalf!

Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation has become a logistical organizing, spiritual preparing, and pastoral companioning force for UUs making a pilgrimage in the prayerful campaign against the Dakota Pipeline. They have been faithful partners with the Standing Rock Sioux and a distribution center for items sent to the camps. This campaign will bring their new, part-time minister up to full time so she and the congregation can meet the growing needs that have been placed on their shoulders. Continue reading

  • $15,000 Goal
  • $20,200 Funded
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The Sanctuary Boston: Deepening Our Community

Thanks to a matching grant from The Woburn Fund, your generous gift will go twice as far to help The Sanctuary Boston expand! We believe that everyone deserves to experience beloved community, and we need your help to take our community building beyond worship and more fully into people’s lives. Faithify is an all-or-nothing funding site, so help us rise to the challenge of raising at least $5000 to grow our community! Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
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Fund Hope: Sponsor a CLF Member in Prison Today

Did you know that the CLF now has 725 members who are incarcerated? That’s more than 20% of CLF’s membership base, and we are expanding to more prison facilities! Prisoners who have “non-traditional” spiritual beliefs often despair in finding a religious community that will respect their beliefs and encourage their spiritual growth while they are incarcerated. Through your generosity, we can offer a membership to any prisoner who wants to join the CLF. A gift of $150 enables the CLF to serve one of our incarcerated members for an entire year. Continue reading

  • $7,500 Goal
  • $7,950 Funded
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No Child Goes Hungry

It’s crazy isn’t it, that any child in the neighborhoods where we live and even in our congregations, goes hungry. No Child Goes Hungry uses 100% of your donation to provide grants as project seed money and serves as a consultant for congregations and individuals. Donations will utilize both volunteers and resources to address the problem of childhood hunger in our communities. Our partners work to ensure that no child in their congregation, their neighborhoods and their local elementary school goes hungry. Let’s go feed some kids! Continue reading

  • $7,000 Goal
  • $7,020 Funded
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Nourishing Our Spirits with a Functional Kitchen

We are breathing life into the kitchen of our 155-year-old building to better serve our congregation and the wider community through our Spiritual Growth & Community Center programs. With a functional kitchen, we will be able to host our beloved coffee hour and potlucks with more efficiency, as well as support our public events including Red Tent women’s gatherings, Mooncircle Covenant Group, Free Sale, Bellies for Breasts fundraiser and our new dinner concert series. Continue reading

  • $2,464 Goal
  • $2,465 Funded
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Scholarships for the Third International Women’s Convo

Support travel costs for several women from around the world to attend the Third International U*U Women’s Convocation, February 16-19, 2017 at Asilomar, CA, providing them with an opportunity to connect with an international women’s community, share ideas, learn from each other and be inspired to act for change. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,100 Funded
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Project ACT: Developing Young Adult UU Activists

Project ACT aims to build the culture of social justice activism among young UUs in Arizona. ACT will provide online and regional engagement and training events for folks 18-35 years old. In a traditionally conservative state, creating a strong network of young activists is vital to sustainable change in Arizona. Thanks to a matching grant from the UU Funding Program, all donations to this Project (up to $5,000) will be matched dollar for dollar! Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,140 Funded
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Drum Circle and Training by Mary Knysh for People Affected by the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Accidents in Japan

Mary Knysh is a leading drum circle facilitator and Music for People trainer. Mary will provide a 2-day training workshop for Japanese drum circle facilitators active in the areas affected by the major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accidents in 2011. Yuri Yamamoto, a UU musician and Music for People leader born and raised in Japan, will accompany Mary as an interpreter and assistant facilitator. With your generous donation, we can also bring musical instruments to Japan!!! Continue reading

  • $2,750 Goal
  • $3,200 Funded
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Revive Love Tour

A revival tour providing organizers, UU congregations, and communities working for social justice a space to recharge, replenish, and build through organizing skills trainings, art and informal discussion/relationship building. Continue reading

  • $10,000 Goal
  • $11,733 Funded
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UU Guatemala: Computers for Guatemalan Scholars

In partnership with the human rights organization, ADIVIMA, Jefferson Unitarian Church supports 49 impoverished scholarship students in Guatemala. They are at a disadvantage due to a lack of access to computers. We are raising funds to buy laptops to give students access to the greater world. Continue reading

  • $4,000 Goal
  • $4,025 Funded
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Support UU Anti-Racists

UU anti-racists arrested during a protest against the KKK in Anaheim, CA February 27 have now been charged with misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest. They need funds to pay for their legal defense. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,248 Funded
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Sabbatical Minister

We’d like to bring Meghann Robern’s salary to a fair amount as she covers for our lead minister while she is on sabbatical. Meghann has served us as an unpaid intern for the past year. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,000 Funded
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SIDING with God

The Leicester Unitarian Church is the oldest public building on the Town Common in Leicester, MA, built in 1833. We finally completed painting the building in 2015, with the exception of the bell tower and front and rear peaks. We decided to put siding up to preserve the building and lower the maintenance cost for the future. Continue reading

  • $7,160 Goal
  • $7,444 Funded
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Help Rev Fulgence Continue His Ministry!

Rev Fulgence Ndagijimani grew a Unitarian Congregation out of just a few people, in one of the poorest countries of the world. His congregation supported scholarship programs, micro loans, and social justice work in the community. Fulgence was jailed, interrogated, and forced to flee the country for his UU work. He wants to continue his Ministry and serve in North America, which will require some further training. Help us ensure that his Ministry continues to grow and thrive! Continue reading

  • $10,000 Goal
  • $10,140 Funded
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Rising Together: Temperature, Water, Health and Strength

Eight UU congregations in coastal Florida will work in partnership with vulnerable communities impacted by climate change and sea level rise to build climate resilience and to advocate for inclusion and self-determination in adaptation planning. They will make advocacy tools available on www.ReactToolKit.net so organizers in other coastal communities can engage in this important work.
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  • $7,500 Goal
  • $8,565 Funded
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Send 5 Kids to Hogwarts!

Help send 5 kids to Hogwarts Summer Camp at Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bowling Green Ohio. Camp tuition is $130 (covers t-shirt, wand, quill, notebook, reusable cup, wizard hat, morning & afternoon snacks, and more!). Our annual camp runs July 25-29, 2016. http://hogwartsatmvuuc.weebly.com/ Continue reading

  • $650 Goal
  • $780 Funded
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UU Talks

UU Talks is a platform similar to TED Talks to broaden the reach of the UU message and create an innovative fundraising tool for congregations and UU groups. Continue reading

  • $3,000 Goal
  • $3,193 Funded
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Worthy Now: A Prison Ministry Network

This campaign will fund the creation and development of a website for the Worthy Now Network. This online platform will unify and strengthen [maybe also “liberal religious” here?] prison ministry and prison reform work to connect, deepen, and act to bring an end to mass incarnation. Continue reading

  • $7,500 Goal
  • $7,550 Funded
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Because childhood won’t last, make camp memories that will!

Help us meet the goal of affordable camp for 4th-8th graders at Camping in the Grove. 5 days of overnight camp – all the fun things of camp: swimming, arts and crafts, games, campfires, nature walks – time to just be a kid. The kids love it so much they come back year after year. Its 5th year, July 24-28, 2016, offers “Spirit in Practice.” Continue reading

  • $2,500 Goal
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2016 Totem Pole Journey

For the past three years Lummi House of Tears Carvers, led by Master Carver Jewell James of Lummi Nation, have carved and transported totem poles thousands of miles to communities opposing the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels. Unitarian Universalist congregations on both sides of the border are being engaged. Continue reading

  • $8,000 Goal
  • $8,550 Funded
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Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois

Help us create this new ministry, which has three parts: create welcoming and helpful congregations for people returning from prison, advocate for restorative alternatives to incarceration, and provide UU worship and small group ministry in two Illinois prison, through the services of a part time minister and volunteers. Continue reading

  • $6,000 Goal
  • $8,441 Funded
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