Social Justice at UUCT is about actively promoting positive social change, guided by our faith tradition and working with public interest groups and interfaith partners who work for the common good. We affirm our belief that collective social justice activity is an integral part of Unitarian Universalism and necessary for living out our theological approach.
Justice is at the core of our faith. Our congregation, like all UU congregations, is called to make a positive difference in our wider community. We work to serve, to raise awareness, and to support and partner with people who face injustice. We advocate, organize, and act for justice to live out the values of our faith.
Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to interfaith state, national and corporate advocacy; in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences; in homeless shelters and in prisons, Unitarian Universalists put our faith into action.
Our current Social Justice programs include:
- Social Justice Outreach: UUCT’s “Share-the-Plate” program, which splits the Sunday plate collection with service agencies nominated and then voted on by congregants.
- Standing on the Side of Love Action Team (SSL): UUCT’s participation in the UU national campaign that helps UUs and allies harness love’s power to stop oppression. Find out more at http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org.
- Harmony Camp
- Green Sanctuary
- Community Initiatives: Shelter Meals program, Manna on Meridian, CROP Walk, Care & Help.
- Human Rights: Including Human trafficking awareness and prevention.
- Support for UUSC (UU Service Committee) and UU-UNO (UU United Nations Office).
- Collaboration with UU Justice Florida: http://www.uujusticefl.org/.