Social Justice at UUCC
Social justice work has long been a part of Unitarian Universalism, and for almost as long it has been a source of tension within and among congregations. One dearly held value-the right to freedom of belief-at times conflicts with our belief that collective social justice work is crucial to who we are as religious people. As a Congregation we strive to explore ways of making decisions about social justice actions that affirm both the right to individual belief and the responsibility for corporate social justice action.
Among the principles our congregation affirms and promotes are:
- 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
UUCC has a history, dating back to the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s, of standing up for social justice, including most recently becoming a Welcoming Congregation, a Green Sanctuary, Standing on the side of Love, and Sharing the Plate monthly with area projects. The UUCC Social Justice Committee meets regularly to discuss social justice issues, like hunger and food, marriage equality, interracial dialogue, and we invite all interested – members and friends alike – to join us in our quest for social justice, locally and world-wide.