Author Archives: womynrev

Some reflection on “All Lives Matter”

Some thoughts from steering committee member Tom Blanford, “This is an interesting and pretty straight forward argument on the “black lives matter”  “all lives matter” controversy.  It is unfortunately anonymous, and was part of a very long blog discussion.  I … Continue reading

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On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, one woman shares her experience in a StoryCorps animated short. Watch this: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/iframe/400649/

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Voting Rights ~ A Reflection from Cecilia Rawlins

On July 28, I had the opportunity to attend a voting rights organizing meeting with a group of congregants.  We came together at UUCA to learn more about voting rights laws in NC.  It was led by 2 representatives of … Continue reading

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Being a good ally

This link takes you to nine guidelines and perspectives from the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) on attitudes white people should carry into “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations and actions.  This isn’t the “Bible” (ha) but there is food for reflection … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on forgiveness

The families of the Charleston victims were widely praised in the media and by moderate leaders for their Christian forgiveness toward the shooter.  This author argues that this forgiveness is historically expected of Black people, or they will suffer serious … Continue reading

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Moral March in Winston-Salem

A delegation from UUCA attended the Moral March in Winston-Salem on July 13. Unitarian Universalists came from across the country to join in the march as well. It was a powerful and inspiring afternoon! Check out the video of Rev. … Continue reading

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curating resources for anti-oppression work

As a congregation, we are committed to working toward a world in which Black lives truly matter. Our work is focused on three paths: inner work for us all to come to terms with our own attitudes on race; opportunities … Continue reading

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