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Our mission is to apply Unitarian Universalist principles to actions that create positive changes in the local community, and the larger world.
Commitment to social justice is one of our deeply held principles. The Advocates for Social Justice connects the concerns of our congregation to the larger community, and educates our members about important issues — locally, nationally and globally. We coordinate the overall justice-making activities of the congregation, using the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Principles as our guide to action. We host talks on emergent issues in our “Hot Topics” program. We also support the UU Service Committee, UUs for a Just Economic Community, and additional programs and projects adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).
Additional Programs and Projects
In addition to the focused activities above, the Advocates for Social Justice:
- Choose a local organization or program to receive one half of the collection basket on the first Sunday of each month
- Circulate petitions and assist in letter writing about current political issues
- Encourage voter registration and hold an educational forum on ballot initiatives before each election
- Lobby local governments on issues relating to our principles
- Work with the Unitarian Universality Legislative Ministry, California, our lobbying arm in Sacramento
- Send delegates to justice workshops at the UU General Assemblies and UU Pacific Central District Assemblies
- Support fair trade and economic justice
- Collaborate with other faith communities in the Network of Spiritual Progressives
- Advocate for sustainable agriculture and efforts to combat global climate change
Join the Advocates for Social Justice
Participation in the Advocates for Social Justice is open to the public. We meet the second Monday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We invite you to join us! For more information, Contact Elaine Wellin, President. Or, visit our table in the social hall any Sunday.