Social Action

Local Clergy Repudiate Travel Ban

January 28, 2017 Newburgh – Clergy from the Greater Newburgh Interfaith Council gathered together with the local Muslim community at the Masjid Al-Ihklas Mosque, Newburgh, N.Y. Saturday, to publicly repudiate President Trump’s ban on refugees and stand in solidarity with “the poor, the needy, and the traumatized.” “Yesterday President Trump took a wrecking ball to … Continued

Newburgh rally decries US ban on some Muslim travelers

By Pauline Liu Times Herald-Record NEWBURGH – Dozens of demonstrators rallied outside the Masjid Al-Ikhlas mosque in Newburgh on Sunday to protest what they referred to as President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims. His executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days and suspends the … Continued

$10K Donation to Refugee Fund; Welcome Coordinator Named

NEWBURGH – The Greater Newburgh Interfaith Council has appointed Cornwall attorney Alisa Swire as Welcome Team Coordinator for local efforts to resettle refugees in this part of the Hudson Valley. Swire had a pleasant welcome into her new, unpaid position on Dec. 18 when interfaith council President the Rev. Chris J. Antal presented her with … Continued

How To Be A Transgender Ally

On November 20th for Transgender Day of Remembrance, Jamie Capach read the congregation a list of first steps to being an ally for transgender people in the spirit of empowerment and taking action. According to source Transwhat, “Allyship to trans people involves a number of different actions: some are necessary and relatively easy, while some … Continued

Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA

On Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, the Social Action Ministry will continue our fall film and discussion series with Making A Killing. Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features … Continued

In Transition

On Friday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, the Social Action Ministry will again begin our fall film and discussion series with In Transition 2.0! In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing … Continued

Free Public Workshop Called “We Who Defy Hate”

At 2 pm Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern is hosting a free public workshop called We Who Defy Hate, a companion to the PBS documentary Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, to support people of different faith traditions who want to find places of common ground and solidarity in … Continued

UUCRT Receives Congregational Peace Advocacy Award

Peace Ministry Network Chair, Mac Goekler, presented the Congregational Peace Advocacy Award to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern. Accepting The award was accepted by Rev. Chris Antal, Lay Commissioned Minister Terri Pahucki, her daughter, Camille, and delegates Mike Landrum and Linda Mangelsdorf.

New Social Action Ministry Leader

From Verne M. Bell We are so pleased to welcome Jamie Capach as our new leader, who will take over at our next meeting, Sunday, June 12, after the service.  This is a meeting open to all as we plan for the future.