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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Moving Forward by Looking Back



Worship Service
10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
March 10, 2019
Rev. Mary Margaret Earl

As we deepen our awareness of the injustice of racism, we are eager to press for progress. But to really understand our context, and make deep change, we need to understand our history first.

The Rev. Mary Margaret Earl is Executive Director and Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry. In this ministry, she has worked to strengthen bonds between UUs and the Roxbury neighborhood where the UUUM operates. She is on the Moral Movement Massachusetts leadership team, which works to connect faith leaders with those impacted by poverty, and serves as co-chair of the Roxbury Cultural Network. Prior to her arrival at the UU Urban Ministry, she spent 10 years at a faith-based nonprofit in RI serving the homeless community, She is past president of the Board of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, recipient of the Heroes of Faith Award from the Rhode Island State Council of Churches for her interfaith work, and is a longtime vegan committed to standing up for nonhuman animals.