Programs & Partners in Our Work for Economic Justice
UUA Offices & Programs
- Congregation-Based Community Organizing (CBCO)
Congregation-Based Community Organizing (CBCO, also called Faith-Based, Broad-Based, or sometimes Institution-Based) is a movement that seeks to establish inter-faith, cross-class, multi-ethnic and multi-racial grassroots organizations for purposes of increasing social integration and power in civil society and for making civic, regional and state-wide changes for social improvement.
- Socially Responsible Investing
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is ensuring that our investments are reasonably consistent with our values. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has been strongly committed to SRI for over forty years. Our commitment springs from our faith, and from our deep conviction in the dignity of all human beings. The UUA is constantly engaged in SRI activity from shareholder resolutions, to community investing, to affordable housing and other justice initiatives.
- Unitarian Universalist (UU) State Advocacy Networks
State Networks focus on increasing the power of our voice and making those voices an effective tool for change. The voice of a single church can be very strong, but the building of a network around the state enables us to strengthen the voice of our individual churches and expand our reach, build on-going relationships with legislative leaders, and develop political skills needed to enact the changes we are seeking. But even more importantly, State Networks give visibility to Unitarian Universalists. Through the small acts of many we have the opportunity to become a respected voice in our State Houses for the oppressed, the needy and the poor. Many of the UU State Advocacy Networks and UU Legislative Ministries are working on economic justice.
UU Social Justice Organizations
UU organizations dedicated to social justice work provide many opportunities for individual involvement.
- Economic Justice Action Group
- UU Housing Assistance Corporation
- UU Service Committee (UUSC)
- UU Urban Ministry
- UUs for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC)
- UUs for Social Justice (UUSJ)
Coalitions & Partners
Other organizations provide interfaith or non-faith-based opportunities for collaboration & involvement.
- The Faithful Budget Campaign
- Faith Advocates for Jobs
- Interfaith Worker Justice
- Let Justice Roll
- Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility
- Katrina Information Network
- Katrina Housing Group
- National Low Income Housing Coalition
- Interfaith Funders
- Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform (CHEAR)
- Crack the Disparity
For more information contact socialjustice @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.