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Ranwa Hammamy's Blog – January 2013 Archive (3)

Ethical Consumption and Restaurant Worker Justice

$2.13 an hour. That is how low some tipped workers are paid in many of our nation’s restaurants. That minimum wage has not seen an increase in the past 20 years. And paid sick days? Not likely. Workers are forced to choose between staying home to heal and not getting paid or coming in and risking their health (not to mention others' health) to earn a living.

Learn more about the ways in which restaurant workers face…


Added by Ranwa Hammamy on January 23, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

What We Love

“What do Unitarian Universalists believe?” I imagine many of us have been asked this question at some point in our lives. And I’m sure I’m not the only one that has had that internal flutter of panic or mental scrambling as we search for the best four-sentence description that almost always works in the words “the inherent worth and dignity of every person.” A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Rev. Peter Morales while attending a conference in Boston, and he gave those of us…


Added by Ranwa Hammamy on January 16, 2013 at 1:54am — No Comments

Pledge to Love!

Standing on the Side of Love invites all to participate in its Thirty Days of Love campaign!

In 2010, Standing on the Side of Love sought to turn Valentine’s Day into a social justice holiday, to lift up the power of love, compassion, inclusion, and respect. Their vision has since evolved into the National Standing on the…


Added by Ranwa Hammamy on January 2, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

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