Shoreline UU is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. We are also active in our New England Region; support the UU Service Committee, Standing on the Side of Love and others. Below is just a sampling of UU organizations and affiliates that support our faith and work for social justice.
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
The 1,041 UU congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas are democratic in policy and operation; they govern themselves. They unite in the Unitarian Universalist Association to provide services that individual congregations cannot provide for themselves. The UUA website has a wealth of information about current activities and initiatives as well as an overview of the history of Unitarianism and Universalism.
Other Denominational Links
Each UU congregation is associated with a region. SUUS is a member of the New England Region.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice worldwide.
The UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) mission is to help UUs deepen and sustain the work of justice in their congregations and communities. The college offers experiential learning journeys and social justice training grounded in the UU faith’s historic commitment to human rights.
Standing on the Side of Love campaign was launched after the 2008 shooting at Tennessee Valley UU Church in Knoxville, which was targeted because they are welcoming to LGBTQ people and have a liberal stance on many issues. Established in 2009, it’s goal is to harness love’s power to challenge exclusion, oppression, and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, race, religion, or any other identity.
Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adults is hosted by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Unitarian Universalist Association. It is a space to share stories and successes, resources and information for youth, young adult and on-campus groups and individuals as well as the advisors and staff who work with them.
The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) is an organization dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists (UUs), educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue, developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting Pagan-identified UU religious professionals. SUUS is a member of CUUPS and offers meetings and celebrations throughout the year.