Social Justice Committee
The Social Justice Committee (SJC) is responsible for creating opportunities for members and friends to engage in social justice programs that reflect the congregation’s mission and benefit the larger community. Our main approaches to making a difference are education, service, and advocacy. Our efforts are related to the UUFDC’s following mission statements:
- Cares actively for the well-being of the larger community;
- Practices conscientious stewardship of the earth;
- Pursues equality and justice for all people.
The work we do together helps build relationships between us and with others in the larger community. Social justice work also holds the potential for personal growth and transformation as we reflect on our actions and learn from them. We believe we need to be a part of the change we hope to create.
All UUFDC members and friends are welcome to join us in our journey toward social justice. If you have questions about our programs or are interested in exploring one of our action teams, please contact Paula Christensen or Lynn Mercurio (email@example.com), SJC Co-Chairs, or the individual action team leaders.
Find out more about the Unitarian Universalist Justice & Inclusion programs at www.uua.org/justice
Action Teams & Our Commitments
Our three Social Justice Action Teams focus their energy in areas that are relevant, meaningful, and reflect the interests of the congregation: Economic Justice Action Team, Environmental Justice Action Team, and the Racial Justice Action Team. The activities of each team are goal oriented to seek social change.
Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief.
Do justly, now.
Love mercy, now.
Walk humbly, now.
You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time." -The Dalai Lama
In addition to the work of the action teams, SJC sponsors:
Movies That Matter are movies with a justice and/or thought-provoking theme.
Third Sunday Collections focus on local, regional, or national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to an aspect of social justice.
The Social Justice Scholarship is available each year to high school seniors from Door County who have shown commitment to justice and equity in their personal and community lives.
SJC helps to create an annual UU Gallery Exhibit dedicated to social justice issues.
We participate in the Annual UUA Common Read. The UUA explains this activity, “ builds community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations." For current and past featured books reference: www.uua.org/read