Category: Social Action

ION Corner – July 2020

Standing Up for Racial Justice Weekly Vigil”

Stand with us on Tuesdays 5:006:00 p.m. at the center of Amherst at the corner of Amity & S. Pleasant Street. For releasing the children/immigrants/refugees from the detention camps. For undoing white privilege. Bring big signs, wear masks, continue … read more.

UUSA THE VOTE – July 2020 Update

As of early July, UUSA the Vote Volunteers and the Leverett Chorus have mailed 4,800 postcards to voters of color in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. Donations have been really helpful, and the Core Team is ordering another 6,000 Vote for Our Lives postcards to … read more.

UUSA the Vote – June 2020


UUSA the Vote began fast. True to what we said in the May newsletter, “Although we are staying at home, we are not standing still.”

Our partner is Reclaim Our Vote, a black-led campaign to increase turnout among voters of color by 20% in at … read more.

ION Corner – May 2020

At its April Zoom meeting, ION (Interfaith Opportunities Network) decided to have a program in October about the Native Peoples. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth landing by the Pilgrims. After an initial harmonious relationship between the Indigenous People and the Pilgrims, … read more.

ION Corner – April 2020

On March 16, ION (Interfaith Opportunities Network) convened an “ION Earthcare” – a face-to-face meeting of 18 people from eight ION houses of worship involved in environmental issues. The purpose of the meeting was to learn what different faiths were doing as well as to … read more.

Social Action – March 2020

Just One Thing On the second Sunday of the month, March 8, there will be a collection for the Survival Center. The specific items needed will be listed in the weekly announcements closer to that Sunday. Thank you for your continued support of our neighbors … read more.

Social Action News – January 2020

Just One Thing On January 12, the second Sunday of the month, there will be a collection for the Survival Center. During these cold winter months, hearty meat soups and stews are among the first things that people seek. For non-meat eaters, bean-based soups and … read more.

Interdenominational Affairs – Ion Corner

This fall the Interfaith Opportunity Network (ION) members have worked together to help the Goodwin Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church repair its boiler as well insulate the very old building and make the entrance and bathrooms handicap accessible. Over $25,000 was raised at the … read more.