Unitarian Universalism and Social Justice
UUs have a long history of social action. The following is from the Justice & Inclusion page of the UUA website:
We have a legacy of “deeds not creeds.” 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.
Local Social Action
BUUF strives to be a prominent voice for human rights and social justice in the High Country. Through our community partnerships, organized Fellowship events, and individual Member and Friend efforts, BUUF works regularly to support local initiatives in many areas. This includes regular, monthly community giving at Sunday Services. Learn more about monthly community giving.
MISSION STATEMENT & GOALS 2020
Through education, coordination and strengthening community partnerships, Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will support human rights and social justice in the High Country. Our goals:
1. Celebrate individual member contributions to the health and well-being of the High Country community.
2. Building and growing partnerships with community groups organized to deal with social justice issue. This includes local non-profit organizations as well as national UUA partners.
3. Encouraging members and friends of the congregation to organize in order to change systems of oppression and injustice by providing opportunities for members and friends of the congregation to use their special talents and participate in social service projects.
4. Ensuring that the Boone UU Fellowship campus buildings are used to facilitate social change.
5. Communicating, scheduling resources and coordinating social justice activities within the congregation and in the community.
6. Publicizing what is being done so that members of the congregation and the wider community know what is happening and how they can become involved.