Queer Your Faith, Iowa

       New 2021: Queer Your Faith, Iowa.  Services will usually be held on the second Sunday of the month, watch for details. Our Iowa and neighboring states’ congregations welcome the LGBTQ community and speak to their humanity and spirituality.  Service will be on Queer Your Faith,                                                                 Iowa  with Facebook Live.

See Queer Your Faith, Iowa’s webpage here.  

                                                 

  Save the Date for IUUWAN’s Annual Fall Workshop

 Wednesday, October 27, 2021

6:30-8:00 PM CDT

The interconnected Web of Life: putting the UU 7th Principle into advocacy and Action

Speaker, Dr. Brian Campbell, executive director of Iowa Environmental Council 

Two ways to watch: Facebook.com/iuuwan for Facebook Live or sign up for

                    IUUWAN email here and we’ll send you the link for Zoom.                                   

Iowa UUs Connecting for Justice

Calling all Iowa UU’s for Justice!

We’re looking for congregational social justice supporters/activists. Four to six times a year, we’re planning meet ups to connect with Iowa UUs with other Iowa UUs sharing experience, strength and hope! If you’re that justice activist, just send an email to admin@iuuwan.com and we’ll get you on the list. If you’re not, but know someone who is, please help them connect with us. These times call for renewed justice energy!

 Individual Membership
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Speakers Bureau

Contact us at TerryLeeLowman@gmail.com to make arrangements. Back to Basics! A workshop or forum on how to find your voice when there’s so much noise.

Because we work in coalition, we have contacts in many areas of justice: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Environmental Justice, Restorative Justice or we can just talk about what IUUWAN is doing.

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Volunteer

IUUWAN volunteers can do as little or as much as your schedule allows.

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We are in the process of hiring an outreach coordinator, so we will be needing more funds to support personnel.

Make your tax deductible check* payable to IUUWAN and mail to:

IUUWAN % Al Hays, 2709 Edgewood Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Congregational Membership

$1 per member suggested dues

These are our UU partners in Washington, DC.  Every second Tuesday of the month, their volunteers, the Advocacy Corps, go to the Hill to hand deliver letters written by Iowa UUs to our Senators and Representatives. This is theirWrite Here, Right Now program.

This makes us letter writers and the Advocacy corps more powerful in the eyes of our elected officials.

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IUUWAN Statement on Racial Justice

See IUUWAN’s statement on racial profiling, George Floyd’s execution and our stance on protests.

 The death of George Floyd opens wounds and reminds us how deep, persistent and systemic the roots of racism are in US history and society. As Unitarian Universalists we must never cease to deepen our efforts in educating ourselves about racial injustice and extinguish its manifestations that surface in too many dimensions of contemporary life. These include not just the treatment of people of color by police, but the institutionalization in the criminal justice system where African Americans and people of color are disproportionately incarcerated compared to their minority representation in the general populations. Racial injustice is in the legacy of racist practices from Jim Crow to redlining, to its intersectionality with the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, environmental pollution and climate change.                                                                                                                                                    As Unitarian Universalists, we pledge to put our faith into action. Our belief in the inherent dignity and value of every human life calls us to work non-violently, inclusively, and constructively towards justice, healing, and reconciliation within and with other faiths and communities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As a welcoming but still a mainly majority – white religious organization, we also acknowledge the hard work the white community must do to recognize privileges we take for granted are not shared by those of non-white skin. Such privileges include a lack of fear of racial profiling during a traffic stop, or not needing to educate our children how to act for their own physical protection. As we work within the white communities Awareness of these privileges and the implicit and explicit biases that affect how we think, act and engage with people of color prepares us to listen and work together in active partnership with Black and other people of color and their communities towards an anti-racist world. and to deepen our own understanding of racial bias within and around our beloved communities of faith.

Invite trainers for a video conference to show your congregation the possibility of reversing global warming

Contact Terry Lowman to make arrangements.  
There is no charge for this workshop. Workshop provided by members of the Iowa City Unitarian Universalist Society.