Faith-to-Action recipients for May
Although we are moving towards a single Faith-to-Action (FTA) recipient for each month, in May we have two: The Lajee Center and Tent of Nations. Both of these organizations are based in Israel and are working to support Palestinians there in positive ways.
The Lajee Center, based in the Aida Refugee Camp near Jerusalem, offers help and support for refugees as they attempt to get education, work and care for their children.
The Tent of Nations is an organization dedicated to the promotion of peace and understanding among people and nations around the world.
Both of these organizations have programs and goals consistent with Unitarian Universalist values, and both are in great need of recognition and support.
UUCC Social Action Team members Margaret Tyler and Winifred Scott were introduced to these organizations on their trip to Israel/Palestine last year and were impressed with the positive impact they are having. Your May donations in the Sunday service collections, or on-line, will be split between these two organizations, with part ($417, to be exact) going to support the work of our church. Although these are separate organizations, we hope that donors will feel comfortable contributing to both of them.
The following Faith-to-Action recipients are scheduled through August:
- June: Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
- July: Children’s Grove Kindness Libraries
- August: Stop Human Trafficking Coalition of Central Missouri
Faith-to-Action nominations for September 2023 through August 2024 now open
Nominations are open until mid-July. Go to https://uucomo.org/faith-to-action-collections/ for information on the program. Go to https://uucomo.org/faith-to-action-nomination/ to submit a nomination.