News & Events

Queer Your Faith, Iowa with Iowa City UUs

Watch Sunday, June 9’s Queer Your Faith service from Iowa City at 10 AM CDT–get link from the post.

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Solidarity with Students supporting justice in Palestine

Statement supporting student activism on Gaza

Side With Love in collaboration with the Youth and Emerging Adult team of Lifespan Faith Engagement office, and the UU College of Social Justice, join in solidarity with Unitarian Universalist young adults and students across the globe, who are protesting the ongoing assault in Gaza

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Progressive Voices

Progressive Voices Concert Series Presents TRIFLEMORE Saturday, May 18, 2024, 7:30 p.m. www.triflemore.com ALL PERFORMANCES AT FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH 1800 BELL AVENUE, DES MOINES, IOWA https://www.ucdsm.org/concerts SINGLE TICKETS: $22 IN ADVANCE (SAVE $5!) /$27 AT THE DOOR SEASON TICKETS: 4 SHOWS FOR $78 (SAVES $30 OFF THE DOOR PRICE!) OR 6 SHOWS FOR $117 (SAVES $45 OFF THE DOOR PRICE!) AVAILABLE ONLINE AT EVENTBRITE

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UUA Town Hall Meetings

All are welcome. However, if you wish to participate in the discussion, make a comment, or ask a question, you will be required to turn on your device camera and speak directly to the forum.

Pre-registration is required. Please see the registration button beneath each Town Hall.

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Book talks w/ Austin Frerick

Join CCI member Austin Frerick for a talk and Q & A based on his new book “Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America’s Food Industry”

Austin’s book is a deep dive into seven barons in the food industry, their rise to power, and the consequences for farmers, workers, eaters, and democracy itself. It prominently features Iowa and the stories of CCI members fighting in the trenches against Big Ag.

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IUUWAN Board Member, Shirley Whiteside at Capitol protest

The Iowa Capitol Rotunda was filled with the boisterous sounds of the CCI Peoples Lobby Day rally. The crowd quieted for the passionate speakers, including Shirley Whiteside, a member of the Cedar Valley UU Congregation and an IUUWAN Board member.

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Looking for Engagement with Iowa UUs–Volunteer Opportunities

We have spots on the board and on each of our task forces: Environmental Justice, LGBTQiA Justice and Racial Justice. Commitments vary–some as little as an hour or two every three months.

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We are Unitarian Universalists!

We are Unitarian Universalists, people of many backgrounds who have different beliefs, but shared values. Together, we offer a guided path towards a better you and a better world. Get to know us in this short animated video.

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Project Drawdown, 100 solutions for climate stability

A Pipe Dream for Pipe Peddlers
When it comes to the role of carbon capture technology in addressing the climate crisis the science is unequivocal. Yes, at some point in the future directly removing carbon from the atmosphere will be necessary to offset the most stubborn emissions. But dramatically cutting emissions today is the only way to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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Citizen’s Climate Lobby Invites You!

Please join us in Marshalltown on Saturday, July 8, for an in-person conference, “Revitalizing Citizen Climate Advocacy,” starting at 9:00 a.m. and running through 4:30 p.m. at the Iowa Valley Community College conference center.

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IUUWAN Board affirms Interfaith Alliance of Iowa’s statement on abortion.

As people of faith and all beliefs, we raise our voices in support of the right of Iowans to make their own decisions regarding their reproductive health care, including the right to safe and legal abortion, without the infringement of government or religion.

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A New Play: Squatters on Red Earth

Squatters on Red Earth, by Mary Swanders, is a drama about a peaceful encounter in the midst of the U.S. white settler land grab. Friday June 9 (8 PM at the Amana Performing Arts Center in Amana), and Saturday June 10 (2 PM and 7 PM at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo).

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