Dr. Mindy Fullilove: Faith+Work

Dr. Fullilove will describe “the journey of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County from discouragement at a shrinking congregation, through discernment of a path forward, to an exciting new venture in urban ministry.” The FUU congregation was facing similar challenges to those confronting our Ethical society with the struggle to attract new members. While the teachings and traditions are different, it shares our commitment to the greater good — and there is much we can learn from the ways it has found to continue to serve that vision. Mindy Thompson Fullilove is a Professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School. She is a board-certified psychiatrist, having received her training at New York Hospital-Westchester Division (1978-1981) and Montefiore Hospital (1981-1982). She has studied epidemics of poor communities, as well as ways to repair them. From her research she has published over 100 articles and as well as six books including: “The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place”; “Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It”; and “Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities”. She has received many awards for her work including inclusion in the “Best Doctors in New York,” two honorary doctorates (Chatham College, 1999, and Bank Street College of Education, 2002) and election to honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects.

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Dr. Fullilove will describe “the journey of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County from discouragement at a shrinking congregation, through discernment of a path forward, to an exciting new venture in urban ministry.” The FUU congregation was facing similar challenges to those confronting our Ethical society with the struggle to attract new members. While the ...

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Films are shown at 8 p.m. at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park.

Schedule is as follows:

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Statement From Emergency Committee to Reinstate Principal Aaron

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** TUESDAY RALLY IS CANCELLED **

We created a movement. We leveraged our collective 1,600 voices and forced the District leadership to sit with us today [Monday] and discuss the poorly communicated, weekend announcement that CHS Principal Elizabeth Aaron was being reassigned.

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3rd Annual Newark International Film Festival Accepting Submissions

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Weekly Specials At Ashley Marketplace July 13 to July 19

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