Unitarian Universalist Justice Links
The Unitarian Universalist Association, the national organization of UU congregations, has a long history of working for justice. The UUA’s Social Justice pages (link to http://www.uua.org/justice/index.shtml) are maintained by the Multicultural Growth & Witness staff group. They represent Unitarian Universalist values in public discourse and help congregations be more effective in their social justice work.
UUA’s frequently requested congregational resources:
> Inspired Faith, Effective Action
> Social Justice Workshop Empowerment Handbook
> Congregation-Based Community Organizing
> Socially Responsible Investing
> The Real Rules: Congregations and IRS Guidelines on Advocacy, Lobbying, and Elections
UU’s for a Just Economic Community
As an affiliate organization to the UUA, its mission is to engage, educate, and activate Unitarian Universalists to work for economic justice. Among the current issues are health care, income equality, and challenging corporate dominance. They are developing criteria for UU congregations to become economic justice congregations.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
The UUSC works in partnership with local grassroots organizations in the United States and around the world, standing with these communities as they confront unjust power structures and challenge oppressive policies. Each program area focuses on issues of race, class, and gender and their roles in perpetuating injustice and human rights abuses. See also on-line audio via the UU Service Committee.
UU State Advocacy Networks
Statewide Unitarian Universalist networks are organized groups of Unitarian Universalists who engage individuals and congregations in advocacy for progressive public policies that promote and protect human rights. With UUSC as the lead partner in this endeavor, these state networks are envisioned as independent of both UUSC and UUA but collaborative with both institutions.
Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office promotes the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, as reflected in the United Nations Charter. Through targeted education, advocacy and outreach, they engage Unitarian Universalists in support of international cooperation and the work of the United Nations.
Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation
UUWF is a continental membership organization that advances equity and justice for women through education and advocacy. It is an independent non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation and one of only three associate member organizations of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women
Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
An affiliate organization of the UUA, their mission is to facilitate and support the work of Unitarian Universalists by affirming and promoting the Seventh Principle of the UUA, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” Their members believe that the Earth is in peril from human activities, and as people of faith, this is a moral and spiritual crisis of utmost importance.
Skinner House Books
Skinner House Books is an imprint of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, publishing books to aid individuals and congregations in their search for truth and meaning.
Beacon Press is an independent publisher of serious non-fiction and fiction. Their books often change the way readers think about fundamental issues; they promote such values as freedom of speech and thought; diversity, religious pluralism, and anti-racism; and respect for diversity in all areas of life.