The Food Ministry Team’s mission is to build a stronger community and neighborhood by sharing meals and conversation. We will eat together, learn about each other and the needs of our community, share information on existing community resources and services, and organize and work for social justice.
We offer a Community Dinner on the third Tuesday of every month.
We are people of faith in New Orleans who support reproductive justice by:
- Participating in legislative organizing and advocacy,
- Promoting comprehensive and medically accurate sexual education,
- Supporting affordable and safe abortion access, and
- Bearing faithful witness to women and families.
We recognize that socio-economic, political, and racial structures impact access to reproductive services, particularly for youth, poor women, women of color, indigenous women and undocumented women and their families. UU Voices for Reproductive Freedom stand with all women and men who uphold a woman's right to choose her destiny.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For over 20 years, First Church has hosted a monthly morning meeting of social activists called the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast. The breakfast group meets from 9:30 a.m. until noon on the second Saturday of every month to network and share information about new and exciting social justice programs.
Typically there is a guest speaker/lecturer with a presentation and a question and answer period at each Gillespie Breakfast.
Contact email@example.com to find out more about the Gillespie Breakfast schedule and guest presenters. Also, see the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast blog for announcements, archives and comments.
The Albert D'Orlando Lectureship on Social Justice
The Albert D'Orlando Lectureship on Social Justice was established by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans in 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. D'Orlando's ordination. During his long tenure as minister of this church, the Rev. Dr. D'Orlando tirelessly fought for social justice in this city. Learn more about Rev. Dr. D'Orlando,
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception is held in the church following the lecture. Contributions to the lectureship are welcome.
Past Speakers include:
2015 Dr. Willie Parker
2014 Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré
2013 Dr. John Clark
2011 Mark Winne
2010 Joe Cook
2009 Kim Gandy
2008 Rabbi Michael Lerner
2004 Rev. Carlton W. Veazey
2003 Edd Doerr
2002 Jim Hightower
2001 Rev. Dr. William Schulz
2000 Barbara Majors
1999 Tom Teepen
1998 David Dellinger
1997 Sr. Helen Prejean
1996 Clarence L. Barney
Gulf South Rising (GSR) is a coordinated regional movement created to highlight the impact of the global climate crisis on the Gulf South region (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida). Through collaborative actions and events around strategic dates in 2015, like the 5-year commemoration of the BP Oil Crisis and the 10-year commemoration of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, GSR demands a just transition away from extractive industries, discriminatory policies, and unjust practices that hinder equitable disaster recovery and impede the development of sustainable communities.
NO/AIDS Task Force
The Food For Friends (FFF) Program of NO/AIDS Task Force has been supplying groceries, household/personal care products, and Home Delivered Meals to clients and their families in the greater New Orleans area for over two decades. FFF is one of the 38 programs that NO/AIDS Task Force offers to the HIV and AIDS infected and affected community. The FFF kitchen was opened at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans in October of 2013.