Peace Issues

 

LETTER TO SENATOR KING:


Our Social Action Committee initiated a "letter to Senator King" which was signed by members of the church, who choose to do so, and delivered to his office by a group of interested folks from our committee.  You can read it here.

Check out what the UUA and other faith organizations are doing about gun violence at this link.  

Local member published in the UU WORLD!

Read Sally Breen's article "Steps toward a Nuclear-Free World here!



BRING OUR WAR DOLLARS HOME

War Dollars Home
At the Maine Statehouse
Members of our church Sally Breen and Matt Watkins


Arms Control Center Cites Maine Activity  


Dr. Daniel Oppenheim, Cushman Anthony, Roger Fenn, Sally Breen, Dr. Doug Dransfield, Rep. Diane Russell - after thanking Senators Collins and Snowe for supporting New START


We in Maine have been the focus of national attention for advocacy for the New START and CTBT. Kingston Reif, the  the Director of Nuclear Nonproliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation said "In-state grassroots activism, encouragement, and pressure (including from religious groups) in key states such as Tennessee and Maine served as a counterweight to right-wing efforts to demonize the treaty and provided encouragement to both supportive and undecided Senators."



Cush Anthony leads a Peace rally



We aim to educate ourselves and our church community, create awareness about the issues of war and peace, and develop a vision of a culture of peace. Please contact the Chair of Peace Issues for more information.




Peace Related Materials

Many of our members work with Peace Action Maine, a 25-year-old, state-wide organization with about 800 members. PAM is a vehicle for information about nuclear weapons abolition and other issues of pressing significance.

The national Unitarian Universalist Association's statement concerning war and peacemaking is found here.

A2U2 was on Channel 6 news, Sept. 13, 2012: the showing of The Invisible War, about sexual assault in the military.

Read a recent Letter to the Editor about Syria written by our chair.

We support the Afghan Tree Project, an effort to replace trees after the war.  See more here! The trees improve the environment but also supply fruit and hope.