Social Justice: A Core Value of Unitarian Universalism
Social Justice is not the work of one group alone but of the church as a whole, a core value of all we are and do together, the expression of our Unitarian Universalist Principles: respect for the inherent worth and dignity of all living things; justice, equity and compassion in human relations; the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process; a world community with peace, liberty and justice for all; mindful of the interdependent web of existence.
The purpose of the Social Justice Coordinating Team is to inform, educate and support congregational members in areas of social concern, to find ways and means to rectify social injustices at all levels of society, and to support our social justice task forces who are working on specific issues.
Unitarian Universalism and social justice coexist because social justice is based in compassion and care for others, as well as a sense that we should all respect the worth of others and our world. Without social justice, our communities would be lacking a sense of peace and fairness that we all strive for.
Our financial donations to and our participation in local, state, national, denominational and international charitable, peace, justice and legislative activities reflect our view of justice work as a group—a community—effort.
These are the times that our church was intended for, to help us act with courage in the face of fear and hate.
~ Chris Crass, Unitarian Universalist
Shoreline UU is also connected with our larger UU justice organizations – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Standing on the Side of Love, and College of Social Justice. To learn more about these organizations, click on their names .
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