Food Pantry Collection
Our children and youth continue to collect non-perishable food and toiletry items for St. Paul’s Food Pantry. Soups, stews, canned tuna and chicken, peanut butter, pasta, and healthy cereals are especially needed. Please bring your donations to our Little Food Pantry in the parlor. Thanks!
Action Alerts for Israel/Palestine
The UCC has created this action alert to urge our legislators to support a ceasefire and take steps toward lasting peace. You can send the same message to the White House. Jewish Voice for Peace, a national, grassroots organization working towards Palestinian freedom and Judaism beyond Zionism has created its own action alert. Please act now on behalf of peace!
‘Defund Fear’ Book Talk – Nov. 9
In his book, Defund Fear, lawyer and community organizer Zach Norris lays out a radical path for shifting the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems. “We can hold people accountable while still holding them in community.” All Souls Unitarian invites us to an online discussion with Zach on Thursday, 11/9, at 7 pm. You can register here.
Rev. Rob Keithan, Minister of Social Justice at All Souls, writes:
“Earlier this year, the DC Council passed emergency measures aimed at stemming what many are calling a crime crisis in our city. Unfortunately, this legislative package failed to address the systemic issues underlying the rising tide of harm in our communities, and now, members of Council are poised to make permanent changes to the law in the areas of policing and incarceration that are likely to create more, not less, harm.
As the District’s political leadership considers how to respond to a year in which far too many individuals, families, and communities have experienced unacceptable loss, tragedy, and trauma, we hope you will join us for this online conversation with Zach Norris. The dialogue will help us to imagine a path beyond the binaries of tough versus soft on crime and us versus them.”