Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles, TXUUJM educates and organizes member congregations, and partners with sympathetic organizations in order to advocate effectively for public policies that:
Uphold the worth and dignity of every person;
Further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
Ensure the use of the democratic process;
Protect religious freedom; and,
Promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
The areas of focus in the future are economic justice, reproductive justice, and immigration and refugee rights.
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Rev. Chuck Freeman Bio:
Rev. Chuck Freeman has been in the ministry since 1977 serving Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist congregations. He is the founding minister of the Free Souls Church in Round Rock,Texas. Chuck is a founding member of the Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry and its Executive Director.
Chuck is also a certified Chaplain who has ministered in the Texas Medical Center in Houston and with Hospice Austin. He is the co-founder of Hospice Austin’s Bereavement counseling program.
Chuck is the Founder and President of the Free Souls Project, promoting the integration of spirituality, democracy and ethics from a liberal faith perspective. His blogs on Politics & Religion have appeared on Fire Dog Lake/The Seminal, & The Huffington Post.
His Op Ed Pieces have been published in the Austin American Statesman, Austin’s NPR affiliate, KUT, and The Washington Post/Newsweek “On Faith” blog. Chuck was a panelist on the 2009 Netroots Nation workshop “A New Progressive Vision for Church & State.” You can keep up with Chuck’s media ventures at ChuckFreeman.org.
Chuck is a lively, reflective, down to earth man who combines irreverence, compassion, and a playful humor in his life and work.
“Organized error will outdistance unorganized truth every time.”- Rev. James Billings, Universalist Minister/Missionary in Texas, 1889
“Why talk forever? What shall we do? Now is the time to push and be active. There will never be a better time ‘til we make the times better.” —Rev. Theodore Parker
Final Credits: music thanks to:
“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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