Justice is at the core of our faith. Our congregation is called to make a positive difference not only in our community but in our wider communities. 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.
We are guided by the passions of our members and friends as well as great resources from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) website where UUA Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs) are recommended for work in concert with other UU churches across the United States.
We have focused since 2010 on immigration reform for our country. Until the Covid-19 Pandemic we maintained a monthly vigil at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma (now known as the Tacoma ICE Processing Center), providing support by sharing snacks, clothing, if needed, and sympathetic and caring ears to families and friends of the people imprisoned awaiting deportation.
In 2021 and 2022 we are focusing on racial injustice and on the Black Lives Matter campaign. We are active contributors to Community Passageways, an organization in the Rainier Valley of Seattle founded and led by Dominique Davis that actively seeks to keep young black men and women in school, out of gangs, out of jail, and alive. Dom spoke by Zoom to our congregation on October 25, 2020. For a Dominique Davis TED Talk about what he does, click here .
We are also in the planning stages for Sunday Services on
The Unitarian Universalist Association 8th principle (a new proposed principle dealing with racial justice), Widening the Circle (working within VIUF and other groups to become a more inclusive fellowship), Affordable Housing, and Renewable energy.
Our Religious Education program for children and youth also includes a significant emphasis on social justice.
For more information about our Social Justice programs please contact our Social Justice Committee Chair, Tanya Roberts at .
(Last Revision: December 2021)