Social Justice (CSW)

In the 11 am Adult RE class  this Sunday, February 8, there will be a video of a 30 minute lecture by Professor Robert Reich to the Aspen Institute last June. The topic is “The Politics and Economics of Inequality”. Reich, who was the secretary of labor in the Clinton Administration, is a knowledgeable, skilled and entertaining presenter.

An introduction to his presentationSome inequality of income and wealth is inevitable, if not necessary. If an economy is to function well, people need incentives to work hard and innovate. The pertinent question is not whether income and wealth inequality is good or bad. It is at what point do these inequalities become so great as to pose a serious threat to our economy, our ideal of equal opportunity and our democracy. Professor Robert Reich examines what’s happened to income and wealth in this country, why it’s a problem, and what we can expect in future years.
After the video, we will discuss some of the ideas he raised in the presentation.

The Commission on Social Witness (CSW) social justice track is part the Sunday morning Adult Education program at 1U. It helps educate and engage participants with the issues being addressed by our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and its member congregations.

Participants will learn about the processes used to choose issues for study and actions as will as the current Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAI) and recent Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs).

Watch the Weekly Update for any details for the coming month as well as any schedule changes.

The Social Justice (CSW) social justice track typically takes place on the second  Sunday of each month at 11:00 am in the Library. John Hartgering coordinates this track.

Info on earlier session:

Details on the October 5th program on Understanding Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs) can be found here.

Details on the November 9th program on Understanding the UUA’s Social Justice Process with Rev. Kathy can be found here.  It takes place at 11:00 am in the Library.

Reproductive Justice has been a UUA Congregational Study Action Issue for the last several years. For the January 4th session (note earlier date), we will review the proposed Statement of Conscience on Reproductive Justice. You can read the proposed text here.