Shared Connections - Links of Interests to Our Members

Animal Connection of Texas is a grassroots group dedicated to ending animal suffering.

Arts and Seek: is a community for arts, culture and creative people produced by KERA public media in North Texas.

Church of the Larger Fellowship (Quest for Meaning): When there is no UU church nearby, visit the new Quest for Meaning site - your church at home anywhere in the world. Note that the original UUA/CLF site is here.

Community Now!: This organization works to free people with disabilities from institutions and to ensure public funds are shifted to community services and support for those individuals leaving institutions and for those languishing on waiting lists for community services.

Council on American-Islamic Relations: The Council's mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Dallas Area Interfaith: Over 60 religious congregations in the Dallas metropolitan area have banded together in a multi-ethnic, multi issue organization to give ordinary citizens a structure through which they can negotiate effectively with the government and private institutions that affect their lives.

DFW International Community Alliance: A network of over 1,600 internationally-focused organizations in the D/FW metroplex whose mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities.

Dallas Peace Center: A site dedicated to awareness of relevant information about peace and justice actions. DPC has a comprehensive listing of local peace groups and calendar of events on their site.

Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies: Transgender, transsexual, gender gifted, intersexed, questioning and allied people advocating for equality in politics, religion and society.

Dells District : The Dells District Neighborhood Association In Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas - A non-profit group promoting a positive, safe, clean environment for residents of Oak Cliff's Dells District (Northwest Oak Cliff).

Democracy Now: A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S.

Earth Rhythms: An interfaith group presenting experiential events such as Winter and Summer SolstiCelebration.

Famous UUs: A more complete list of UUs in politics, arts, humanities, science and medicine.

The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in the Dallas area reaching out to thousands of victims of family violence each year with award-winning programs that keep women and children safe. Their mission is to improve the lives of Tarrant County Gender Variant individuals through education, community support and outreach.

GLBT National Help Center: The largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender resource database in the United States.

Resources to find out more about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
foods and ways to eat healthier:

Institute for Responsible Technology
Organic Consumers Association
GreenPeace - International Campaigns Against Genetic Engineered Foods
The True Food Network - A Project of the Center for Food Safety

Green Sanctuary Related Links:

2011 Dallas Bike Plan: The creation of the Plan is a community input driven planning effort - currently in progress and intended to update the 1985 Dallas Bike Plan.

Green Dallas: This "building a greener Dallas" website contains many good reference links and information about the environmental efforts of the City of Dallas.

Simplicity Circles Information from the GS movement at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship - The idea of the simplicity circle is to help guide individuals in reducing their footprint on the earth, bring passion back into their lives, make their spiritual path a priority and find joy in doing so.

Freecycle is a volunteer-moderated online bulletin board where people post information about items they have to give or would like to receive. You sign up for your local "chapter" to cut down on travel. Things are given and received freely that otherwise might not have a place to go or place to be found. Keeps useful things from going to the landfill, too!

Oak Cliff Earth Day: Home of event information for the annual Earth Day celebration at Lake Cliff Park.

Local Harvest: A national clearinghouse site for all things about locally grown food - you can zoom into our area and find resources in the DFW area.

UUA Green Sanctuary Resource Page UUA's central website page for the GS Project.

If Americans Knew: The goal of this site is to provide full and accurate information on the critical issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and on our power - and duty - to bring about a resolution.

The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace is an ecumenical agency whose mission is to help forward the struggles of oppressed peoples for justice and self-determination. Their projects include the annual Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba.

Industrial Workers of the World: The "wobblies" still exist. Follow their struggle to organize the workers of the world as a single class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth.

Jobs with Justice: Founded in 1987, JWJ's mission is to improve working people's standard of living, fight for job security, and protect worker's right to organize.

Lambda Legal: The oldest and largest national legal organization committed to the civil rights of GLBT people and those with HIV.

LiNK - Liberty in North Korea: LiNK raises awareness about the human rights and humanitarian crisis in North Korea through the use of media and grassroots support.

ombalance - Yoga Classes: Balance for your lifestyle - classes by Cheryl Johnson.

Miracle Distribution Center: International contact point for students of "A Course in Miracles" since 1978. Offers study group listings, catalog, newsletter and more related to the course.

Moonlady News: A free, holistic, metaphysic, progressive, eclectic, spiritual and environmental list server for North Texas.

Muslim Legal Fund: MLFA aims to preserve, safeguard, and promote the civil and legal rights of Muslims in America.

North Texas Food Bank was established to address the critical issue of hunger in the North Texas area by securing donations of surplus unmarketable, but wholesome, foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry.

American Association of Open Adoption Agencies: This website was created to help provide and encourage the provision of open adoption services of the highest quality.

Playing For Change: An organization dedicated to using music to unite the world in peace. You can see a few of their efforts on our Dramatic Moments page. Please visit their site to see more and support this wonderful effort!

The School of the Americas (SOA) Watch: Located at Fort Benning, Georgia and renamed as the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation" in 2001, SOA is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers whose graduates have consistently used their skills to wage war against their own people. The mission of SOA Watch, as a nonviolent grassroots movement that works to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, is to close the SOA/WHINSEC and change the oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents. The Social Justice Ministry of the UUCOC and the Dallas Peace Center sponsor a trip to the annual November SOAW rally and vigil as part of our ongoing work for human rights.

Southwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association
: The web page for the The Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference (SWUUC).

Southwest UU Women: Southwest Unitarian Universalist Women (SWUUW) - a district wide organization open to women in the southwest conference area (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas).

Texans for Peace An organization for Texas who believe in peace and social justice.

Texas Humane Legislation Network THLN is the voice at the Texas Legislature for untold numbers of animals throughout Texas who suffer horrific abuse and tragic neglect at the hands of callous humans.

Texas Moratorium Network: TMN is a grassroots, non-profit organization with the primary goal of mobilizing statewide support for a moratorium on executions in Texas.

Turner House is the home of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. Founded in 1926, the Society seeks to preserve this architectural jewel and enhance the quality of life in North Oak Cliff by providing a unique space for community and private events.

UU Buddhist Fellowship: Since the introduction of the first Buddhist texts to America in the mid-nineteenth century, Buddhism has been an extremely influential force among Unitarians and, over the last thirty years, Unitarian Universalists.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations: What is a Unitarian Universalist? Find other congregations and more.

Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship: The purpose of the Fellowship (UUCF) is to serve Christian Unitarians and Universalists according to their expressed religious needs; to uphold and promote the Christian witness within the Unitarian Universalist Association; and to uphold and promote the historic Unitarian and Universalist witness and conscience within the church universal.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: With more than 25,000 members and supporters, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a nonsectarian organization that promotes human rights and social justice worldwide.

Veriditas: The Voice of the Labyrinth Movement, was founded in 1996 by Lauren Artress, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing people to the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth.

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