Unleashing courageous leadership and collective power

to realize a just and loving world.


Please join us for these MUUSJA events! Our monthly calendar also includes many partner & congregational events and important dates.

Upcoming events

    • May 19, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • May 20, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • First Universalist Church of Minneapolis

    How are we--progressive people of faith--called to respond to the urgent needs of this political moment?  Why does it matter that we approach our work as religious people, and as members of congregations and faith communities?  What does solidarity look like with people who are most directly impacted by injustice?  How do we speak authentically, morally, and rootedly from our many diverse religious traditions about why justice is our moral imperative?  And how do we sustain our spirits, our energy, our communities when there is so much to drain us and fill us with despair?  

    Join MUUSJA, in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, for Resistance & Resilience: Sustaining Faithful Action for Justice & Solidarity in a Hurting World.  We will explore these questions and more, with the help of local and national organizers, religious leaders, artists, musicians, and activists.  The program will include moving interfaith worship, plenary discussions with religious leaders and political visionaries about the spiritual-political times we are in, collaborative strategizing for action and impact, a wide variety of workshops led by experienced justice leaders, and opportunities to build relationships with one another through reflection and discussion.  Confirmed presenters include Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Alex Kapitan, Nora Rasman, Rev. Sean Dennison, Rev. Kelli Clement, Rev. Steve Newcom, Liz Loeb, Arif Mamdani, Rev. Ashley Harness, and Rev. Ashley Horan -- with more presenters being confirmed soon!  

    This event is open to all people of faith who are interested in building skills, relationships, theological grounding, and power to transform the world for justice.  In particular, we encourage Social Justice teams from congregations around the state to consider traveling together to participate in this powerful, connective, capacity building event!  

    Scholarships will be available for those who need financial assistance; if you'd like to request a scholarship, please register for the event, and select the cash option at checkout.  Please email Rev. Ashley Horan at muusja1@gmail.com to request a partial or full scholarship.


    4:30-6:30pm - Registration

    5:30-6:30pm - Opening Reception & Social Hour (included in registration)

    6:30-7:00pm - "Singing for Our Lives:" A Community Sing with Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout

    7:00-8:00pm - Opening Worship

    8:00-9:30pm - Opening Plenary


    8:00-9:00am - Continental Breakfast (additional $10/person)

    8:30-9:00am - Morning Practices for Resistance & Resilience

    9:00-10:00am - Panel Discussion & Small Group Breakouts

    10:00-10:15am - Break

    10:15 - 11:45am - WORKSHOP I

    11:45am - 12pm - Break

    12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch (included in registration)

    1:00 - 2:30pm - WORKSHOP II

    2:30 - 2:45pm - Break

    2:45 - 4:15pm - WORKSHOP III

    4:30 - 5:30pm - Closing (worship, small group discussion, reflections)

Past events

April 22, 2017 Central MN Cluster Gathering: Islamophobia and Muslim Solidarity
March 20, 2017 MUUSJA Convening Call ~ Muslim Solidarity & Combatting Islamophobia
February 20, 2017 MUUSJA Convening Call ~ Citizen Advocacy for People of Faith
February 05, 2017 Leaders' Laboratory - February 2017
February 01, 2017 Liaison Orientation #2 - February 2017
January 16, 2017 MUUSJA Convening Call ~ Nurturing Resiliency in a Hostile World
December 19, 2016 MUUSJA Convening Call ~ How to be a Sanctuary Congregation
December 02, 2016 Interfaith Day of Prayer — Showing UUp with Standing Rock
November 21, 2016 MUUSJA Convening Call ~ Healing Our Hearts in a Post-Election Time
November 17, 2016 Give to the Max Day - Thursday November 17, 2016
November 02, 2016 Clergy Showing UUp with Standing Rock
October 28, 2016 Showing UUp with Standing Rock
October 17, 2016 MUUSJA Convening Call ~ #NODAPL: Solidarity with Standing Rock
September 29, 2016 MUUSJA's Annual Celebration & Fundraiser
September 27, 2016 MUUSJA Convening Call ~ State of the State
July 27, 2016 Discomfort and Disruption: Understanding Tactics of Disruption in the Movement for Black Lives
June 26, 2016 March with MUUSJA in the Twin Cities Pride Parade
June 25, 2016 Staff the UU Booth at Twin Cities Pride Festival
June 14, 2016 Grief, Healing, & Solidarity: A Response to Orlando
May 17, 2016 Putting it all Together: Planning a Year of Justice Work
April 29, 2016 Prophetic Partners: A Capacity-Building Workshop for UU Justice Leaders
March 15, 2016 Black Lives Matter MPLS - March Convening Call
February 11, 2016 Values in Action: Updates on Supporting Refugees
August 07, 2015 Ferguson Solidarity Weekend
August 07, 2015 UUs Showing Up for Ferguson
August 06, 2015 MUUSJA 2015 Summer Fundraiser: From Voting Rights to Black Lives Matter
March 15, 2015 MUUSJA & MN-LWV Present: Restore the Vote!
February 28, 2015 MUUSJA Presents the 2015 Minnesota UU Justice Forum
November 09, 2014 Fall General Meeting
September 20, 2014 Door Knock to Get Out the Vote!
August 14, 2014 Environmental Justice Working Group - Leadership Meeting
July 29, 2014 Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule
June 28, 2014 Twin Cities Pride ~ Volunteer opportunity
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