Members of the Peace, Justice and Sustainability Group at James Reeb UUC in Madison WI put on a service focused on Ethical Eating.
A message for all ages showed the children 2 types of lettuce - one conventionally grown in California, the other organically grown locally. After an explanation of the ways each lettuce were grown, the children determined that the more expensive, but locally grown lettuce was the better deal - for the environment, the growers and for the family that would eat it.
James Reeb UUC in Madison, WI has a unique way to share social justice issues and concerns with all ages. Three times a year the Sunday service is focused on an issue such as immigration, peace or racial justice. Usually there are 4-5 concurrent activities that each last 20 minutes. Each person can attend 2 different activities. They range from stories, dance and art projects to workshops and presentation by community members. Where possible, organizations that are recipients of our "Share the Plate" contributions are able to come and share their work.
An informal committee of people interested in coordinating issues on peace, social justice and environmental sustainability has formed at James Reeb UUC in Madison, WI.
Several PJS have for years organized a regular day to provide a meal at a local homeless shelter. Another long term service project is to go around the weekly Farmer's market and gather donations from the farmers for the shelters. The new group has set up adult RE classes on immigration and racial justice. They have organized and alerted congregation members to events happening around town.