The Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry is a statewide justice ministry that raises the voice of Unitarian Universalist values in the public arena and seeks to have those values enacted into legislation and promulgated in public policy. Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles, TXUUJM educates and organizes member congregations, and partners with sympathetic organizations, in order to advocate effectively for public policies that:
- Uphold the worth and dignity of every person;
- Further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
- Ensure the use of the democratic process;
- Protect religious freedom; and,
- Promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
Our faith calls us to change policies and structures that inhibit human development and harm the environment and communities. We are called to educate and organize for justice. Our UU voice has been missing on issues such as women’s and gay rights, immigration, education financing, evolution, economic justice, the right of all to affordable, quality health care, and many other issues that are considered by the Texas Legislature and its committees. It’s time for Unitarian Universalists to speak out based on our liberal religious viewpoints. TXUUJM will allow our congregations to provide a vehicle for the members of our association to make a difference in our state, and to help those learning about Unitarian Universalism see the values for which we stand.