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UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MichiganOn June 1st, the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Michigan voted unanimously to support marriage equality.  Members of this congregation are proud they made this decision and wanted Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) to share their joy with UUs and other people of faith activists around the state. This the first UU faith community in Michigan to affirm marriage equality by congregational vote. 


Here's the language that was adopted at a recent congregational meeting:

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Charlotte PrestonThe MidAmerica Board has covenanted with each other as a group to be intentional in developing a personal and a board deepening practice regarding Anti-racism, Anti-oppression, and Multicultural Awareness and to consider ARAOMC Awareness as foundational to our governance work in the MidAmerica Region. In our newsletters, we hope to move forward stories from our congregations to let others know about what is happening throughout the region, to encourage those who hold this value, and to honor congregations in their social justice work.  For our last face-to-face gathering at the end of 2013, each board member was invited to collect ARAOMC stories from a congregation they knew or were interested in, and to share that story during our gathering. We will have a congregation’s gathered story reviewed by an appropriate spokesperson for the congregation prior to distributing it.

The following regards White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a congregation of over 700 adults and 350 children. The size of the congregation allows many hands for social justice work, but congregations and fellowships of all sizes may find possibility in WBUUC’s experience. What’s been happening at WBUUC regarding ARAOMC?

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