Promise The Children is a non-profit, charitable organization that was initiated by the UU Service Committee  20 years ago. Promise is now a “related organization” to the UUA. Our goal is to promote the healthy development of all U.S. children. We focus on children from their birth through early grade school.   Job Description We are hiring a part-time Program Director for 6 hours weekly to manage our social media program. In particular, this job includes expanding our  Twitter read more…

Posted: August 29, 2017 in: General

The Working Families Flexibility Act Is Harmful Consider opposing our national  “Working Families Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1180 / S. 801). This act allows for an agreement between workers and their employers to choose paid time off, instead of overtime pay as compensation for working more than 40 hours in a week. However employers can veto employees’ requests to use accrued comp time when they feel the employee’s absence will “unduly disrupt” the employer’s business. This includes urgent requests such as caring read more…

Posted: April 27, 2017 in: Action Alerts, General

When does life begin? Some Christians believe that life begins at conception. The fertilized egg, fetus and unborn baby are sacred. They are against family planning and universal access to birth control. At birth, they believe, the newborn is a sinner. They don’t much care about the health and nurture of the newborn baby. In Bali some of the Hindu faith believe that newborns are too sacred touch the sinful ground. They believe that the soul is “stuck” to the read more…

Posted: February 23, 2017 in: Action Alerts, General

Many of us, including our policemen and women have become accustomed to solving conflict with violence. There is too much violence in our lives. We are losing our ability to resolve conflict verbally. Many adults and children live in terror that they or a loved one will be killed or maimed by a gunshot. We can change this by; curbing all gun sales, teaching gun safety at home in school, and using internet resources, linking schools to local community mental read more…

Posted: December 21, 2016 in: Child Literacy, General, Preschool

Tomorrow, November 4 is the last day of early voting. Tuesday November 8th is election day ! Please vote. It is easy to be cynical. But, this is an extremely important election. Please remember your commitment to children when you make your choice. In particular remember our pre-school children who are so badly in need of quality education and childcare. Here are two major issues with two points of view on issues. The expansion of charter public schools. This issue read more…

Posted: November 3, 2016 in: General


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