Economic Justice Group

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UUMC Supports Compassionate & Just Treatment of Refugee Children

The following is a letter that was signed by 143 members of the UUMC congregation and sent to President Obama, US Senators Cornyn and Cruz, and to seven Central Texas US Representatives: McCaul, Flores, Smith, Williams, Farenthold, Carter, and Doggett. August 30, 2014 Dear Representative Doggett: Members of our congregation are very concerned about the … Continue reading

Next Economic Justice Study Group – Oct. 27th

The Economic Justice Study Group will not be meeting in July, but is looking forward to the next gather on the fourth Monday evening in October – 27th. Join us at 6:30pm at UUMC in the Heath Conference Room. Our group will continue our study, Christian Simplicity: A Gospel Value by the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center. Information about this material can … Continue reading

Next Economic Justice Gathering – 6/23/14

The Economic Justice study group’s next meeting is Monday June 23rd at 6:30pm in the Heath Conference room. We welcome anyone who is interested in economic justice to our conversation. We are continuing the study of Bob Jensen’s book, Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog. Books are available from Trish Merrill … Continue reading

Economic Justice Study Group

What can we do to promote economic justice? Members and friends are invited to join the conversation on economic justice. After studying this subject for two years and sponsoring the Wilson Wade lectures last year including the hosting of Gar Alperovitz, political economist and author of What Then Must We Do, this group invites others to join in … Continue reading

Gar Alperovitz Book Study

The Economic Justice Group will be studying Gar Alperovitz’s book “What Then Must We Do?” in preparation for his visit to UUMC in January. All are welcome to join on Wednesday, November 6th at 5:30 pm at UUMC. Contact Trish Merrill at with any questions. From the book site: Never before have so many Americans been … Continue reading

Economic Crisis & Cooperative Solutions with Gar Alperovitz

Friday/Saturday, January 24-25 Economic Crisis and Cooperative Solutions with Gar Alperovitz Gar Alperovitz, a leading scholar and activist in the movement to build a new economy, will speak on “The Quietly Deepening Political and Economic Crisis: Possibilities for an America beyond Corporate Capitalism” on Friday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at University United Methodist Church. He also will participate … Continue reading