Social Justice

As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm ...

"The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all."

Grounded in these principals, UUCA members support, promote and actively participate in a variety of social and environmental programs. We help feed the impoverished, stand up for human rights and civil liberties, and advocate for environmental justice.

We have a legacy of "deeds not creeds." Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to interfaith state, national and corporate advocacy; in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences; in homeless shelters and in prisons, Unitarian Universalists put faith into action.

Our justice efforts are grounded in our congregationally-driven social justice statements and our call to break down divisions, heal isolation and honor the interconnectedness of all life and all justice issues. We model these commitments by creating just, welcoming, and inclusive congregations. We act in partnership with groups and communities most impacted by injustice on local, state, national, and international levels.

Our ministry includes service, education, advocacy and public witness (the spiritual practice of taking a public position in support of justice). Working for justice and equity in our own community and beyond is an integral part of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.

As a congregation, we are charged to “come alive with a passion for justice and work as a faith community to positively affect the environment and lives of people beyond the walls of our Congregation.” (UUA Governance Document, Policy D) This means that we share both our volunteer and financial resources with non-profit organizations doing meaningful work in our community.