Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022, reproductive freedom across the country is under assault, subject to a patchwork of laws restricting or outlawing abortion. In many states, pregnant people seeking abortions and healthcare providers must navigate arcane and confusing rules. In Minnesota, thanks to our historic pro-reproductive freedom majority in the Minnesota Legislature,… Read More »MN Reproductive Freedom Legislative Agenda: We’re not done yet!
Dismissal of congregations’ claims will allow the case to resume; congregation prioritized expediency in light of national abortion access crisis 05.24.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) Last week, the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (FUS) asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to resume proceedings and allow the congregation to withdraw from Doe v Minnesota, the ongoing legal challenge to laws restricting access to… Read More »Religious Congregation Decides to Leave Abortion Rights Lawsuit After Appellate Court Delays Case
With a tradition of activism in our democratic society, FUS will be joining the national UUtheVote campaign to become a Good Trouble Congregation. We hope that everyone will get engaged ASAP in activities to VOTE LOVE, and DEFEAT HATE by encouraging citizens to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. We know there is much at stake, and we need broad participation.… Read More »Our Goal: Good Trouble
May 3, 2022 – Rev. Kelli Clement There’s no doubt that the leaked draft of the SCOTUS opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson case is bad in all the ways: it purports not just to gut Roe but to overturn Roe and Casey. Fifty years of settled case law, and the ability to have agency over our most intimate and… Read More »Some Post-Roe What Ifs
Members and friends of FUS, Unity Church Unitarian, and First Universalist Church are partnering with Tree Trust to plant and distribute trees in the Twin Cities Metro area. Join us on either of these two dates: Saturday, May 14, from 8:30-12pm, to plant trees at Lakeland Park, 6898 66th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. Volunteer for this event here.… Read More »Spring 2022: Tree Planting Partnership
We are committed to making a more just and compassionate world. Join FUS and the wider community of activists as we engage with our MN senators and representatives. These Lobby Days with our partners are scheduled for the Spring 2022 session of the MN legislature. Homeless Days on the Hill Virtual, Wednesday, March 9 – Friday, March 11. Energy is… Read More »MN Lobby Days 2022
The FUS Climate Justice Team is digging in, and we invite you to join us! Here are a few ways to get engaged with our efforts: “Be the Spark” training Sundays, March 13 & 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Lower Assembly Hall. FUS & Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL) are partnering to present a Unitarian Universalist… Read More »Spring 2022 Climate Justice Team Events