To the world you may be only one person...
...but to one person, you may be the world.
The Social Action Committee plans social justice programs, including offering educational forums and speakers, advocacy, raising money through Second Offerings, and providing volunteer opportunities. We also serve as a link to the UU Service Committee and the UU Urban Ministry.
Our Social Action work is an expression of our Unitarian Universalist principles in action. We effectively address social justice issues at local, regional and global levels, raising awareness within the church community and inviting participation of all those who are able.
Come and Inspire Us
If there is a critical issue you feel strongly about, this is the place where you can get the support and encouragement to put your passion into action.
Here are some of the things we do:
Direct ActionHands-on involvement in social action projects such as
- Habitat for Humanity
- Jericho Road Project
- Walk for Hunger
- Cooking at Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
- Reading Food Pantry
- Partnering with Unitarians in Transylvania
Educational ForumsInforming on topical issues such as
- Classism and economic justice
- Environmental issues
- Human trafficking
Advocacy and WitnessSupporting issues such as
- Marriage Equality
- Economic Justice
- Environmental issues
Second OfferingsProviding financial support for organizations doing important work such as
All Church Book Read - The Selma Wakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism
Join the All Church Book Read of The Selma Wakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism sponsored by the newly formed Race Matters Social Justice Group. This timely book written by Mark Morrison-Reed, a UU Minister, published author, and African American raised Unitarian, has much to offer as the 50th anniversary of the Selma March begins March 7. Reading the book will give you a deeper understanding of how the Civil Rights Movement not only changed our nation, but Unitarian Universalists as individuals and an Association. You can join by doing a few or all of the following: buy a book at a Race Matters Social Justice Table in the Fellowship Hall (over the new few weeks), read the book, discuss it during coffee hour, join our All Church Book Read Discussion Sunday, March 22 from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM. Reading the book will also help you identify the character in the movie Selma who was a UU but was not described as such in the movie.