Justice is at the core of our faith. Our congregations are called to make a positive difference 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.
There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives. - Audre Lorde
The work that we do together to build a world in which all of us are free and thriving is interrelated. When we ground our spirits, grow our skills, and act strategically for justice in deep relationship with each other and our Movements, we choose to Side With Love.
Side With Love's Action Center is a place where we unite in work towards a world where we all thrive. Together we take action, Side With Love, and make deep impacts in this critical moment.
Our intersectional justice priorities are:
Climate Justice (inclusive of Indigenous sovereignty and Climate Resilience)
Decriminalization (inclusive of Racial Justice and Immigration Justice)
Democracy and Electoral Justice (inclusive of Voting Rights and electoral participation)
LGBTQIA+ and Gender Justice (inclusive of reproductive justice and abortion access)
Find campaign updates, spiritual nourishment, congregational and individual activities, and training resources on Side With Love's Action Center.
- Share Your Actions: Has your congregation taken a public stance against intolerance and hate? Are you witnessing for love and spreading our message of hope, caring, dignity and justice? Tell us about it!
Shape UUA Justice Commitments
- Social Witness Process : While called by various names, the social witness process is the method by which the UUA comes to understand and act on the social issues of our times, finally bearing witness through statements adopted as UUA policy by the delegates of a General Assembly (GA). The process has been an integral part of our faith the since the merger between the Unitarians and the Universalists in 1961. This process is congregationally driven and is facilitated by the Commission on Social Witness (CSW). Learn more about Actions of Immediate Witness (AIW), Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAI), and Statements of Conscience (SOC).
- Social Justice Statements: As an expression of our faith and values, the UUA takes positions on relevant issues of social justice. Our positions are discerned via the social witness process, as shepherded by the Commission on Social Witness. Grounded in these social witness statements, the UUA will sign on to letters and amicus briefs in coalition with other faith and social justice organizations, magnifying our impact in the larger world.