No 17 October 2021 Adult Religious Education Class — Class Resumes 24 October 2021

Our weekly adult religious education class is taking a break this Sunday (17 October 2021).

We will resume our Sunday morning classes next Sunday (24 October 2021) at 9:00 AM.

At that time, the group will review and reevaluate the anti-racism work we have done so far and determine how we want to move forward.

And — for those who wanted them — copies of the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad should be after 25 October 2021.  Watch for information on how and when you can pick one up.

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No 10 October 2021 Adult Religious Education Class — Class Resumes 24 October 2021

Our weekly adult religious education class is taking a break this Sunday (10 October 2021) and next Sunday (17 October 2021).

We will resume our Sunday morning classes on Sunday, 24 October 2021, at 9:00 AM.

At that time, the group will review and reevaluate the anti-racism work we have done so far and determine how we want to move forward.

And — for those who wanted them — copies of the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad should be in some time this week.  Watch for information on how and when you can pick one up.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 3 October 2021

Please join us on Sunday (3 October 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

This Sunday — “A Guide to the 2021 Louisiana Constitutional Amendments” with guest speaker Dr. David Lindenfeld.

Join us as we welcome David Lindenfeld — a fellow Unitarian Universalist from the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, retired LSU history professor, and Together Louisiana leader.

As chair of the Tax Fairness Team of Together Baton Rouge, he has been “plumbing the depths of Louisiana tax policy since 2019.”

FYI — the post-Hurricane Ida revised election date is now 13 November 2021.

Early voting will be from 30 October 2021 through 6 November 2021.

A statewide “quick facts” PDF guide on the upcoming election can be found here.

A PDF guide to the proposed amendments can be found here.

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Together Louisiana Ida Relief — October 2021 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our October 2021 Give-Away-the-Plate recipient is Together Louisiana Ida Relief.

Together Louisiana is the statewide affiliate organization which includes North Louisiana Interfaith.

It is a non-partisan political organization made up of regional organizations throughout the state including North Louisiana Interfaith and many others groups.

Together Louisiana leaders work together on issues that most concern the people in our institutions throughout the state.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Together Louisiana has worked on getting direct assistance to individuals and families who may have fallen through the cracks while at the same time working on systemic change to improve relief efforts and future systemic resilience and response.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Together Louisiana.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of October 2021 will go to Together Louisiana.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Together Louisiana” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Together Louisiana.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to Together Louisiana, please put the amount you want going to North Louisiana Interfaith on the memo line.

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First Sunday Food Pantry Day (3 October 2021)

Melissa Lewis will be at the church parking lot this Sunday afternoon (3 October 2021) from 2:00 to 4:00 PM to collect food and other items for the Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Items requested this month are Jiffy cornbread mix, cranberry sauce, and canned sweet potatoes.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 26 September 2021

Please join us on Sunday (26 September 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

This week we continue our exploration of the 8th principle and anti-racism as we look at how Southern socialites rewrote history.

With so much attention turned recently to the teaching of history in our schools (including all the erroneous assertions that critical race theory is taught in kindergarten through grade 12), it’s time to take a look at how our textbooks came to frame the history that many of us learned in school and the huge role that the United Daughters of the Confederacy played in the process.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 19 September 2021

Please join us on Sunday (19 September 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

This week we continue our exploration of the 8th principle and anti-racism as we look at racial disparities in health care.

In just about every aspect of health care in the US, racial disparities are often stark.

Whether the inequities are present in access to care, in attitudes of medical personnel that impact the treatment of people of color, or in a lack of trust in the medical profession brought about how they treat people of color, the inequities are very real.

Come join us to learn more.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 12 September 2021

Please join us on Sunday (12 September 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

This week we continue our exploration of the 8th principle and anti-racism as we look at racial disparities in health care.

In just about every aspect of health care in the US, racial disparities are often stark.

Whether the inequities are present in access to care, in attitudes of medical personnel that impact the treatment of people of color, or in a lack of trust in the medical profession brought about how they treat people of color, the inequities are very real.

Come join us to learn more.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 5 September 2021

Please join us on Sunday (5 September 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

We have completed our White Fragility book study group using the book by Robin DiAngelo.

This week we continue our exploration of the 8th principle and anti-racism as we look at environmental racism in the US.

Rev. William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign calls on us to end the silos that have so often been characteristic of the movement to remediate climate change and other social justice movements.

If we Unitarian Universalists truly believe in the interdependent web of all existence, we need to take a hard and honest look at how climate change along with all the related threats to our environment affect us all but affect most severely those who are already most marginalized among us.

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