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In the spirit of our principles that call for Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; as well as the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large, for the next few months the Social Justice Councl will set up a Justice Action table in the Fellowship Hall or the breezeway on Sunday mornings.

The table will be there to hear SJ issues relevant to these principles and for which you would like to increase congregational support. You can also sign-up to receive up-dates. The table will be a place for making us aware of upcoming events that pertain to social justice and our principles that we can place on our calendar. For more information please contact the SJC chairs, Bobby Thompson or Holley Haymaker. You can also friend us on Facebook -UCBR Social Justice Council.

A video in available of Rev. Jim Atwood’s talk at the Stop Gun Violence conference from October 20, 2012. If you would like to view this talk, please contact Holley Haymaker. His books will be available at the book table after church. Anyone wanting to have an ongoing discussion of this book for about 3 sessions please contact Holley.

We continue to be very involved in social actions through Together Baton Rouge on the local level and Together Louisiana on the state level. There are on going actions in in the area healthcare, education, crime and mass incarceration. You can follow them on line or on facebook.

Planned Parenthood is having an event at the Shaw Center, May 8, at 5:30pm contact Holley Haymaker for more information.