•  5/12/2024 12:30 PM - 5/12/2024 01:30 PM
  •   East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue CA

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  •  7/21/2024 11:00 AM - 7/21/2024 12:00 PM
  •   Fargo-Moorhead Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 9th St. S., Fargo, ND

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  •  4/21/2024 10:00 AM
  •   Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St. Rockford, IL

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  •  3/21/2024 06:00 PM - 3/21/2024 07:30 PM
  • Online Event

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness that 2.2 billion people live without access to safe water. At UU Ministry for Earth, we are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs and Rev. Karen Van Fossan into a conversation on this important and sacred day.

  •  2/22/2024 03:30 PM - 2/22/2024 04:45 PM
  •   North Dakota State University, Anishinaabe Hall, Student Union

NDSU's Antiracism Coalition invites regional artists and writers to reflect on the theme "how art speaks back to racism." All are welcome.

  •  2/4/2024 06:30 PM - 2/4/2024 08:00 PM
  •   UU Women's Federation

This month, we are welcoming a special guest, Rev. Karen Van Fossan (she/they), author of her new memoir, A Fire at the Center: Solidarity, Whiteness, and Becoming a Water Protector .

  •  1/30/2024 09:00 PM
  • Online Event

East Shore Unitarian Church warmly welcomes author Rev. Karen Van Fossan to our book discussion group.

  •  1/21/2024 10:30 AM
  •   Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation, 818 E. Divide Ave., Bismarck, ND

In a recent memoir dedicated to this congregation, Rev. Karen Van Fossan tells the story of our solidarity with Standing Rock during the NoDAPL movement. On Sunday, January 21, she will join us in person to share reflections on solidarity, water protection, and hope in the face of climate change and colonialism.

  •  12/3/2023 10:00 AM
  •   Unitarian Church of Underwood, 206 Main St. N., Underwood, MN

When the living waters that crisscrossed the Standing Rock reservation came under threat, minister of the nearby Unitarian Universalist congregation Karen Van Fossan asked herself what it means, as a descendent of colonialism, to resist her own colonial culture. When another pipeline, Line 3, came to threaten Anishinaabe ways of life, the question became even more resounding. Join us for this engaging presentation on the practice of being human, despite a colonial culture that would deny full humanity to us all. Book discussion to follow the service. All are welcome!

  •  11/30/2023 06:30 PM
  •   Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway N, Fargo, ND

Join us at Zandbroz for a reading, discussion, and signing with Karen Van Fossan, author of 'A Fire at the Center: Solidarity, Whiteness, and Becoming a Water Protector.' In 'A Fire at the Center,' Van Fossan takes readers behind the scenes of the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, to penitentiaries where prisoners of war have carried the movement onward, to the jail cell where she was held for protesting Line 3, to a reimagining of decolonized family constellations, and to moments of collective hope and strength. With penetrating insight, she blends memoir, history, and cultural critique...

  •  10/12/2023 08:30 AM - 10/12/2023 09:00 AM
  • Online Event

Each week, UU Ministry for Earth shares an online live meditation session, lasting 30 minutes. Join Rev. Karen Van Fossan on September 21, October 5, and October 12, as she leads earth-loving and spirit-healing meditation sessions. All are welcome! As Dr. Heather Eaton says in Eco-Feminist Theologies in the Age of Climate Crisis: “Inspiration, radical amazement, wonder and gratitude are an antidote to despair, fear, and certitudes that constrict awareness.”

  •  10/5/2023 08:30 AM - 10/5/2023 09:00 AM
  • Online Event

Each week, UU Ministry for Earth shares an online live meditation session, lasting 30 minutes. Join Rev. Karen Van Fossan on September 21, October 5, and October 12, as she leads earth-loving and spirit-healing meditation sessions. All are welcome! As Dr. Heather Eaton says in Eco-Feminist Theologies in the Age of Climate Crisis: “Inspiration, radical amazement, wonder and gratitude are an antidote to despair, fear, and certitudes that constrict awareness.”

  •  10/3/2023 06:00 PM - 10/3/2023 07:30 PM
  • Online Event

All are welcome to join Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance in conversation with Rev. Karen Van Fossan, an abolitionist, minister, professional counselor, street chaplain, and former defendant in the Line 3 pipeline resistance. This special program will also celebrate the release of her new book, A Fire at the Center: Solidarity, Whiteness, & Becoming a Water Protector...

  •  9/21/2023 08:30 AM - 9/21/2023 09:00 AM
  • Online Event

Each week, UU Ministry for Earth shares an online live meditation session, lasting 30 minutes. Join Rev. Karen Van Fossan on September 21, October 5, and October 12, as she leads earth-loving and spirit-healing meditation sessions. All are welcome! As Dr. Heather Eaton says in Eco-Feminist Theologies in the Age of Climate Crisis: “Inspiration, radical amazement, wonder and gratitude are an antidote to despair, fear, and certitudes that constrict awareness.”

  •  8/14/2023 01:00 PM
  •   McCormick Place - Lakeside Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Join Dr. Chez Rumpf, Maya Schenwar, Dr. Peter Huff, and Rev. Karen Van Fossan for this in-person session at the Parliament of the World's Religions. Rooted in punitive theology, the carceral system in the United States causes the very injustices it claims to address, particularly violence against women. Yet the U.S. system of punitive justice has long been a prototype for carceral systems around the world, perpetuating economic inequality, healthcare disparities, racism, sexism, anti-LGBTQ+ hatred, and violence against Indigenous peoples. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution even identifies “punishment for a crime” as a legitimate form of slavery.

  •  8/6/2023 11:00 AM
  •   Fargo-Moorhead Unitarian Universalist Church

What might genuine solidarity look like? How might we arrive at mutual liberation? How might the Standing Rock movement of 2016 shape a way forward today? Please join Rev. Karen Van Fossan for a sneak peek of her new book, A Fire at the Center: Solidarity, Whiteness, and Becoming a Water Protector, due for release this fall. Karen is an abolitionist, ordained UU minister, licensed professional counselor, and former defendant in the Line 3 pipeline resistance. As director of Authentic Ministry in the Fargo-Moorhead area, she serves as a street chaplain committed to relational spirituality and restorative justice. Please visit fmuu.org for a zoom link, or join the gathering in person.

  •  7/8/2023 11:00 AM
  •   1636 32nd Ave N, Fargo, ND, USA

Shane Netterville was shot and killed on July 8, 2022, by Fargo Police Officer Adam O’Brien. All are welcome to join us in a spirit of respect, as we honor Shane’s memory one year later. We will gather at his gravesite (see address above) at 11 AM on the 8th. Then we will share a free community meal at 1 PM at the Fargo Public Library (101 4th St. N, Fargo).

  •  6/21/2023 12:00 AM - 6/26/2023 12:00 AM
  • Online Event

Join Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs, Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer, and Rev. Karen Van Fossan for this on-demand session at UUA General Assembly. Is colonization guided by religious vision different from colonization for wealth? Europe claimed to bring “Christian civilization” to the world, yet this mission was enabled by the pursuit of riches, particularly through Joint Stock companies that fostered our congregations in New England. What does history reveal about civic religion today?

  •  4/9/2023 10:00 AM
  • Online Event

Easter can be a complicated holiday for Unitarian Universalists. Christian religious holidays often invite deep questions—from what we mean when we say we are UUs to how our shared values can be embodied. Our UU Principles are a key statement of these values. Yet what do they actually mean? Where do they come from? Could we add one? Subtract? Start over? And what do our UU values have to do with the season of Easter? Please join us on April 9, Easter Sunday, as we reflect and deepen together. Guest speaker: Rev. Karen Van Fossan.

  •  4/3/2023 10:00 AM
  •   First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt Curve Ave, Minneapolis, MN, USA

For generations, UUs have been jailed for our conscience in resisting systems of oppression. As our tradition becomes more justice oriented, rates of UU arrests are on the rise. How does our conscience also call us to be there for those whose bodies are on the line? Learn how UUs are building capacity to support and share the load in the face of mass arrest. Find out more about how to organize support for those who are arrested and jailed as a conscientious form of protest. Presenters: Rev. Karen Van Fossan and Dr. Karen Wills. Organizer: UU College of Social Justice.

  •  2/28/2023 09:50 AM - 2/28/2023 11:20 AM
  •   The Centrum, 901 8th Street South, Moorhead, MN, USA

How does compassion for ourselves make genuine justice possible? All are welcome to join us, as Rev. Karen Van Fossan preaches at this special Sending Service, right before Spring Break. We will honor this time of transition, our collective longing for justice, and our hope for the times to come.

  •  2/7/2023 06:00 PM
  • Online Event

For generations, UUs have been jailed for our conscience in resisting systems of oppression. As our tradition becomes more justice oriented, rates of UU arrests are on the rise. How does our conscience also call us to be there for those whose bodies are on the line? Learn how UUs are building capacity to support and share the load in the face of mass arrest. Find out more about how to organize support for those who are arrested and jailed as a conscientious form of protest. Presenters: Rev. Karen Van Fossan, Antoinette Scully, Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs, and friends. Organizers: Rachel Myslivy (Green Sanctuary/Side With Love) and Rev. Deanna Vandiver (UU College of Social Justice).

  •  2/5/2023 09:30 AM - 2/5/2023 10:30 AM
  • Online Event

“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free,” said Fannie Lou Hamer in the twentieth century. These words are no less true in 2022. As a former defendant in the resistance to the Line 3 pipeline, Rev. Karen Van Fossan will reflect on both personal and collective experiences of the carceral system in the U.S., challenging the punitive theology that has gotten us here. She will also share words of courage from contemporary political prisoners and offer hopeful practices toward collective liberation.

  •  1/1/2023 12:00 AM - 12/31/2023 11:55 PM
  •   North Dakota, USA

The traveling art exhibition includes the work of seventy-five 2D, 3D, filmmakers, and live performance artists from around the world. Each artist explores human rights, civil rights, or social justice issues through their respective mediums. In addition to paintings, mixed media works, and photographs, avant-garde animated and experimental films are also featured in the exhibition. The Festival includes artwork by Ryan Netterville, honoring his brother Shane who was shot and killed by Fargo police in July of 2022. It also includes two poems by Karen Van Fossan -- "Solidarity is Not a Favor" and "Prayer for Children at the Border."

  •  12/8/2022 05:00 PM
  •   Fargo City Hall, 225 4th Street North, Fargo, ND, USA

Community members gather at each meeting of the Fargo Police Advisory & Accountability Board (as well as other commissions and boards), calling for justice for Shane Netterville, who was shot and killed by a Fargo Police Officer in July 2022.

  •  11/22/2022 11:30 AM
  •   St John ELCA, 1710 5th St S, Fargo, ND, USA

All are welcome to join the second session of the Town Hall series "Called To Welcome," to learn and discuss what people of faith can do to support and advocate for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families. Guest Speakers: Pastor Joe Larson, Bishop Craig Schweitzer, Barry Nelson, Nancy Farnham, Kristen Nelson, Katrina Koesterman, Sen. Tim Mathern, Rep. Karla Rose Hanson, Rev. Karen Van Fossan. Organizers: Welcome Connection and ND Human Rights Coalition

  •  11/12/2022 09:00 AM - 11/12/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Indigenous Association, 720 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND

As a Water Protector and former defendant, Karen Van Fossan will be a guest conversation partner with Gina Peltier and Bee Kakac at 1 PM, reflecting together on water protection, Indigenous-led pipeline resistance, and the role of nonviolent action in justice-seeking.

  •  11/5/2022 08:30 AM - 11/5/2022 04:30 PM
  •   Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave S, Fargo, ND

We hope you will join us for an important event, helping people of faith to understand and repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery -- in a positive atmosphere of sharing and connecting across cultures.