Social Justice Task Force


 

Unitarian Universalists have a long tradition of working for social justice in our community, nation, and the world. For UUs, doing social justice is a key spiritual discipline and runs deep in our blood. Our team works to raise individual, congregational, and community awareness about local, regional, national and global issues in two basic areas:       

     

  1. Matters of systemic change--crucial, major issues where we focus on correcting the root, or underlying problem(s).  Recent examples include:
    a. Our efforts to repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)
    b. Marriage Equality and LGBTQ human rights
    c. Global Warming / The Climate Crisis
    d. Congregational support for fair redistricting in VA (OneVirginia2021)
                            
  2. Outreach/Service Work--responding to urgent community needs such as hunger, homelessness
    1. For example, in 2019, one of our congregant families came upon an urgent issue involving an immigration process and asked if there was any way the congregation could help. The Social Justice Task Force (SJTF) met a few times and came up with a board-affirmed procedure for creating a Social Justice Action Team to respond to that particular need, and other similar needs that might arise in the future
                               

If you have a strong sense of doing social justice we invite you to join our Task Force.     


Overview:  SocialJusticeActionTeams-12.2019.pdf

Request Form:  SJActionRequest Form-11.2019.pdf