Consistent with the UUCF mission and vision, the purpose of the UUCF Social Justice program is promoting transformational and sustainable change within the UUCF community and in the broader external community through these five pillars of social justice:

Service – Providing support for persons and communities in need;
Education – Educating ourselves and others about social justice issues, including interpreting such issues within the context of liberal religious values;
Community organizing – Seeing to establish grass-roots organizations or work with existing ones for purposes of increasing social integration and power in civil society;
Witness – Making our convictions on social justice issues public by words and deeds; and
Advocacy – Working through legislative processes to have an impact on public policy on social justice issues.

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Social Justice Council


Social Justice Council

Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Program Building
Contact Lay Minister for Social Justice Wini Atlas.

The Social Justice Council (SJC) takes a strategic approach to achieving the purpose listed above by facilitating, promoting, supporting and initiating social justice programs, activities and actions, seeking to mobilize and educate congregants and the general public.

2016-17 Social Justice Council members

Wini Atlas, Lay Minister for Social Justice
David Culp
Travis Johnson
Judith Keith
Bob McCarthy
Rita Roth
Sidney Roth, Youth Member
McKinley Sims, UUCF Intern Minister
Adam Wasserman
Autumn Yates

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Share the Plate

 


Share the Plate

Each month, the congregation gives one-half of the cash from its worship service offerings to a different charity. These charities are nominated by congregants and considered for approval by the UUCF Social Justice Council.

UUCF Share the Plate collections are designed to raise awareness within the congregation about local, regional, national and international social justice concerns and at the same time give congregants the chance to financially support a wide variety of social justice organizations.

Find out more here.

Congregational resolutions

 


Congregational resolutions

UUCF members have taken action, drafted resolutions and received official votes of congregational support on three resolutions and two other formal Unitarian Universalist Association designations. Each of these carries with it a commitment to ongoing reflection, advocacy and action:

Related programs

 


Related programs

Affiliated programs

 


Affiliated programs

UU-UNO Committee

Contact Randy Adams
UUCF’s UU-UNO Committee seeks to engage our community in the mission of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO). The UU-UNO engages in the work of the United Nations to advance a peaceful, just, sustainable and pluralistic world community that promotes human rights and to engage and inspire UUs and others to support and participate in this work.

UUSC

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic rights, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis.

UUSJ

Contact Martha Ades
UUCF is a member of Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) in the Baltimore-Washington Region, which hosts task forces on civil marriage, the environment, health care and affordable housing and conducts advocacy trainings each year.