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Social justice is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. Social justice is a big focus for Unitarian Universalists. It is predominant in our services, activities, and the support we give to outside organizations.

Examples of Social Justice For Which We Strive:

Economic Justice

Environmental Justice

Immigrant Justice

LGBTQ Justice

Racial Justice

Women's Rights and Reproductive Justice

Voting Rights


Recent Social Justice Projects of This Congregation:

-Held the first Halloween book and treat “give-away” to students and neighborhood children on October 31st. The children who attended chose 3 books each, were given non-candy treats, while their parents were able to pick out cookbooks for themselves. There also was a craft table, which the kids really enjoyed.

-Sponsored a donation drive for the Boys and Girls Club, as our holiday project. The Committee and our congregation members donated cash and gifts.

-Installed a Kid's Book Book with a bench in front of our building. The community's children are invited to select a free book and either sit on the bench to read it or take it home. Click here to see the newspaper article.

-Installation of a banner on the building that puts out to the community Unitarian Universalist values connected with social justice. Click here to see the banner.

-Hosted a presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Cay Johnston who discussed "The President and the Future of Democracy."

-With a goal of promoting literacy in our community, we have sponsored books for Washington Middle School's "English as a New Language" students and books for the kindergarten students at Milton J. Fletcher Elementary School.

-Began a collection of children's books at our building that we hope to grow, with the intention of inviting the community's children to come in and select books to take home.

-Collected Christmas gifts for Puerto Rico and for the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club on Allen Street.