State, National, & International Advocacy

State, National, & International Advocacy

A variety of UU groups work at the local, state, national, and international level to affirm and promote our UU principals.

UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland
The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland is a statewide advocacy network of individual UU’s that seeks to influence public policy on issues such as Global Warming, Health Care, Marriage and Transgender Equality, Death with Dignity and Prison and Bail Reform.

UUs for Social Justice
UUSJ’s mission is to mobilize and amplify the voice of Unitarian Universalists in the National Capital Region (NCR) as we seek to change the world through acts of love and justice. UUSJ enables social justice leaders and activists in UU congregations to collaboratively advocate and witness on issues of shared concern including escalating income inequality, the environment and immigration.

UU Service Committee
Grounded in our Unitarian Universalist Principles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UUSC advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. Through a unique combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with community-based grassroots organizations worldwide, UUSC promotes and advances economic justice, environmental justice and the rights of those most at risk during humanitarian crises. UUSC is a member-supported organization, receiving no funds from the UUA or any governmental organization. YOU are its primary source of support. Please visit UUSC and make a generous membership contribution today to help UUSC advance justice and human rights in the U.S, and around the world.

UU College of Social Justice
UUSC and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) have joined together to establish the UU College of Social Justice to educate current and future social justice leaders. Through experiential-learning programs, participants are introduced to the work of UUSC’s domestic and overseas partners — who are often on the front lines of addressing social-justice issues. The College’s programs include hands-on work, experience and service opportunities in Haiti, New Orleans, Guatemala and along the U.S.- Mexican border.

UU United Nations Office
The UU UN Office works with and through the United Nations to advance a peace, justice and a sustainable world community, engaging and inspiring UU’s to participate in this work.

 

 

Standing on the Side of Love
Standing on the Side of Love is a public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and all are welcomed to join.

 

UUA Commission on Social Witness
The CSW helps congregations through the social witness process through which our social witness statements are crafted. Social Witness Statements, Statements of Conscious and Actions of Immediate Witness are adopted by the UUA at General Assembly after a period of congregational study and action on issues.

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