All Souls strives to be an anti-racist congregation. Our mission is to build the Beloved Community Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of, where all are able to bring and be their full selves. To this end, we are working on dismantling racism within ourselves, our institution, and our culture at large. We welcome you in joining us in this work, wherever you may be on your journey. For more information, contact: office@allsoulsindy.org.

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Join Rev. Anastassia on Immersion-learning Board Trip

January 21-26, 2020

Join Rev. Anastassia on a six-day immersion into the realities of the border, including both the deep injustices and the inspiring community responses to this ongoing crisis. Amid rising xenophobia and threats against basic human rights, the UU College of Social Justice’s “Sanctuary and Solidarity” journey offers a timely chance to deepen your capacity to practice effective solidarity. The trip will include a visit to the border wall, meetings with grassroots partners, listening to migrants tell their stories, and walking the dangerous desert paths that so many risk while crossing the border as a way to experience the depth of the immigration crisis firsthand. Return home inspired and prepared to join emerging campaigns to renew, expand, and strengthen “sanctuary” in the time to come.
 
This trip is open to participants ages 14 and up who are interested in exploring the connection between spirituality and social justice. An info session will be held October 13, 2019 at noon. More info can be viewed here.
 
Cost: Total cost depends on number of days and generally cost between $800 and $1,100, not including airfare. Additional expenses may include passport application or renewal and vaccinations. Financial aid is available for up to 50% of program costs for adults and 75% of program costs for youth based on need, and is awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Please fill out the financial aid request section of the program application. Register here.

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End Money Bail

The money bail system unfairly jails individuals and saddles them with unreasonable financial burdens. Individuals awaiting trial — people who haven’t been convicted of any crime — spend months incarcerated simply because they can’t afford bail. Even more disheartening, research has shown that individuals who can’t afford bail are more likely to be convicted in court than someone who was released on bail. Love Resists has joined Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) in working to end money bail and this system of criminalizing individuals for being poor. (From UUA website). Read more here.

Helpful links:

 #FreeBlackMamas for Mother’s Day

Babies & Bailouts End Money Bail Panel

Jailed for Being Poor

BLUU’s End Money Bail Faith Resource Assessment