MidAmerica Region

  • Anti-Racist Education in Mid-Missouri
    Crowdfunding Completed: 01/17/2016
    Amount Funded: $1565
    Posted by: UU Church of Columbia

    Help bring UU activist and educator Chris Crass to Columbia, Missouri – home of the University of Missouri - to build upon the anti-racist momentum the Mizzou student movement created this fall. We particularly seek to engage the wider Columbia community in anti-racist education and transformation.

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  • Chicago UU Young Adults Putting Faith into Action
    Crowdfunding Completed: 12/23/2015
    Amount Funded: $10660
    Posted by: Peoples Church of Chicago

    Chicago Chalice Connection is a ministry of Unitarian Universalist young adults in the Chicagoland area joining in supportive community to cultivate spiritual/religious growth and engage in local struggles for justice. We ask for your support as we grow…

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  • Deepen Our Faith by Sending A Youth To Camp
    Crowdfunding Completed: 12/12/2015
    Amount Funded: $0
    Posted by: Chalice Sparx

    Unitarian Universalist camps or retreats provide a wonderful opportunity to not only create memories, but to gather together a village of families with similar values, ideas and concerns. Our first two years of Chalice Sparx camp were a huge success. Our goal now is to build upon that experience and offer additional opportunities for families to come to together to make connections,celebrate their faith, and worship together.

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  • Witnessing Race: MeetUp4Justice 2016
    Crowdfunding Completed: 11/16/2015
    Amount Funded: $2555
    Posted by: UU Justice Ohio

    Goals: To mobilize UUs statewide seeking racial justice in police practices, employment, education, housing, voting rights, health care, immigration, sentencing, decarceration, and reentry for returning citizens by direct engagement with faith based partners, secular allies, law enforcement agencies, elected officials and candidates.

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  • Growing UU Ministers at Tree of Life
    Crowdfunding Completed: 09/29/2015
    Amount Funded: $0
    Posted by: Tree of Life UU Congregation

    Help us support our Tree of Life's two intern ministers.

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  • A Freedom School for Indianapolis: An Evidence-Based Summer Learning and Family Engagement Program for At-Risk Youth
    Crowdfunding Completed: 09/22/2015
    Amount Funded: $7650
    Posted by: All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN

    Thanks to Faithify, last year All Souls Unitarian Church hosted the ONLY Children's Defense Fund Freedom School program in Indiana. With your help, we will do so again. Thanks to our donors last year, 83% of our scholars experienced no summer-learning loss or gained literacy skills (normally their peers would lose 2-3 months of reading ability.) Thank you for helping us mitigate the educational disparity gap

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  • Bring UU Rev. Clark Olsen, Selma Civil Rights Icon, to Ohio
    Crowdfunding Completed: 09/17/2015
    Amount Funded: $1020
    Posted by: First UU Church of Youngstown, OH

    Rev. Clark Olsen was present with Rev. James Reeb in Selma when Rev. Reeb was murdered by racist thugs in 1965. The murder raised national consciousness on Civil Rights. We bring Rev. Olsen to speak about this experience, and his reflections on the Civil Rights era, and to help us launch work on racial justice in partnership with the Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past and other local organizations.

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  • Adopt a tree, save a mountain - Guatemalan Partnership
    Crowdfunding Completed: 08/25/2015
    Amount Funded: $1760
    Posted by: The Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City

    After twenty Iowa UU youth and adults experienced planting trees at the Chico Mendes Reforestation Project in Pachaj, Guatemala, we pledged to find 100 environmentally minded souls to adopt and help preserve the endangered pinabete tree. Each $15 donation will ensure a seedling is fertilized, watered, covered in cold weather, and nurtured for three years so that the beautiful mountain sides of Guatemala can be reforested.

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  • MUUSJA Internship
    Crowdfunding Completed: 08/20/2015
    Amount Funded: $2100
    Posted by: The Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance

    The MUUSJA Internship for Justice & Religious Leadership is a nine-month, part-time internship for a Unitarian Universalist seminarian interested in developing competency, skills, and theological grounding for justice-centered ministry with and to Unitarian Universalist individuals and congregations.

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  • A Musical Pilgrimage to the Cradle of UUism - Transylvania and Romania!
    Crowdfunding Completed: 08/02/2015
    Amount Funded: $5131
    Posted by: Tree of Life UU Congregation

    The Tree of Life UU Adult Choir is planning a musical pilgrimage to Transylvania and Romania, June 7 - 17, 2016, to explore and experience the historic roots of Unitarianism, and connect with our co-religionists through the universal language of music.

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  • Showing up: From Ferguson to St.Louis to GA...and Back
    Crowdfunding Completed: 05/09/2015
    Amount Funded: $2770
    Posted by: Eliot Unitarian Chapel

    The death of Mike Brown and the ensuing aftermath of events in Ferguson and St. Louis changed relationships within UU congregations bringing new connections across geography, jobs, class, age and of course, race. A GA panel highlights the work of UUs in St. Louis striving to show up and to follow those leading the resistance.

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  • Ministerial Residency: Living into Anti-Racism
    Crowdfunding Completed: 03/30/2015
    Amount Funded: $13555
    Posted by: Unity Church-Unitarian

    Many congregations are committed to anti-racist, multicultural, multifaith work. Unity Church-Unitarian of St. Paul, MN is taking that vision to a new level with a 2-year ministerial residency for the Rev. Danny Givens, Jr. This kind of partnership is where ongoing beloved conversations can emerge. And it's important work not just for Unity, but UUism overall.

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