Our Social Justice Committee, chaired by Worship Associate Naomi Olive, will keep UUCM members and friends informed throughout 2017 about upcoming events and activities of interest. The intent is to encourage and build the congregation's capacity to educate, serve, witness, and advocate for social justice. Watch the UUCM Facebook page for more events! If you would like to carpool to any of these events, contact Naomi. Click here to download the SJM Action Update.
Volunteer and Stewardship Activities to Support Those in Need
UUCM maintains a commitment to social justice initiatives serving individuals in need within the geographic areas of our church and those addressing broader social justice issues impacting sub-groups of our community and society as a whole. In particular, UUCM will continue to support the following activities:
We envision a UUCM congregation that embraces social justice work as an important part of a spiritual life and dedicates a portion of its resources of time and money to social service, social witness, social education, and social action to improve the conditions of others.
Full Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons
UUCM maintains a commitment to work towards full equality and civil rights for LGBT individuals and to ensure that same-sex couples and their families have equal rights and protections under Minnesota and Federal laws
We envision a world of equality where:
As we believe every person is born with dignity and humanity, we practice that in one way by creating welcoming and inclusive spaces. UUCM provides bathroom facilities that are ADA-accessible and open to people of any gender, or “gender neutral,” to show full welcome and inclusion. (Signage for our bathrooms was kindly donated by MY DOOR SIGN, further details can be found by clicking here).
A Healthy and Healing Environment
UUCM maintains a commitment to promote reverence for our earth, to preserve and protect it, and to take proactive actions to remedy harms our society has alrady imposed upon the planet.
We envision a society that:
Universal Healthcare for All
UUCM maintains a commitment to work towards universal access to affordable, quality, accessible, full service health care for all the people of the United States.
We envision a society that:
The four focus areas below are our social justice priorities for action and will frame our work together until such time as the congregation chooses to modify them. The Social Justice Ministry provides opportunities for the congregation to participate in volunteer, educational, stewardship and advocacy activities that are centered in these focus areas.
Social Justice Ministry Call for Congregational Input!
Do you have any ideas or recommendations for organizations/initiatives to be considered for UUCM’s future social generosity offerings? SJM facilitator Naomi is compiling congregational suggestions. Submit recommendations through the Social Generosity Offering Submission form (which will also be printed and placed by the Social Justice Ministry bulletin board).
SOCIAL JUSTICE FOCUS AREAS
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