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
UU Urban Ministry in Roxbury
UNITING COMMUNITIES, TRANSFORMING LIVES: UU Urban Ministry in Roxbury
For nearly 200 years, the UU Urban Ministry (www.uuum.org) has been working side by side with individuals and communities in Boston to create opportunities and instill hope for a brighter future. UU volunteers from all over our region—some from our own church—unite in this transformative work. Here are just a few current opportunities for connection:
Volunteer with the Roxbury Youth Programs at the Urban Ministry
· Tutor a high-school student one afternoon a week
· Facilitate an Enrichment Workshop on nutrition, health, interviewing skills, financial management, or other life skills
· Be a College Coach and work with one of the RYP high-school juniors or seniors applying for college
Volunteer with Fair Foods
· Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers unload, package, and sell fresh produce to the Urban Ministry’s Roxbury neighbors for $2 a bag
· Volunteers also provide healthy cooking demonstrations