Unitarian Universalist Justice Links

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (The UUA), is the central congregation-building resource for UU ministers and lay leaders in our denomination. UUs have a long history of working for justice. Listed here is a selection of websites that Social Justice and other congregational leaders use to learn, become inspired and reassured, as they strengthen their respective programs.

UU College of Social Justice

Current UUA Social Justice Newsletter

Previous UUA Social Justice Newsletters

Inspired Faith, Effective Action 

 A social justice workbook for UU congregations

Social Justice Workshop Empowerment Handbook

Congregation-Based Community Organizing

 Best practices

Socially Responsible Investing 

The Real Rules: Congregations and IRS Guidelines on Advocacy, Lobbying, and Elections

UUA's Action Center

UUA's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Ministries

UUA's Racial Justice and Cultural Multicultural Ministries

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 Legislative Ministry 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 An organization that works through concerted action and in partnerships around the world to achieve tangible advances in the lives of 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 
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.