We are stronger together. Our combined efforts to make the world more fair and humane can accomplish more than any one of us working alone. As Unitarian Universalists, we set priorities for our social justice efforts by investing in key issues that exemplify our commitments to justice, equity and compassion. Learn more about the social witness statement process.
Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs) are issues selected by Unitarian Universalist member congregations for four years of study, reflection and action. Statements of Conscience (SOC) are developed from CSAIs and feedback from congregations on them.
Save the Date! The 2022 Spring Social Witness Convening of the Commission on Social Witness
Virtual (Hosted on Zoom)
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 7 to 9 pm ET | 4 to 6 pm PT
Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 7 to 9 pm ET | 4 to 6 pm PT
We invite speakers on the most recent statements below, and we are especially eager to invite you to share updates and challenges from your experience implementing these statements!
“Undoing Systemic White Supremacy: A Call to Prophetic Action"
“Defend and Advocate with Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Communities”
“Stop Voter Suppression and Partner for Voting Rights and a Multiracial Democracy”
“The COVID-19 Pandemic: Justice. Healing. Courage.”
We will also host a roundtable discussion of potential new AIW topics and the new AIW process for 2022.
**If you want to share what you are doing during the Convening, or if you have a challenge you want to be addressed in the Convening, please email your hopes/needs to the Commission by February 1, 2022 so we can make arrangements (firstname.lastname@example.org).**
Let us be inspired as we move onward in justice together!
Pippin & Alison
Co-Chairs, UUA Commission on Social Witness
No CSAI Proposals for 2022
The Commission on Social Witness, in consultation with the UUA Administration, UUA legal counsel, UUA Board of Trustees and the General Assembly Planning Committee, has decided not to invite a new Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI) for the 2022-2026 period. This decision acknowledges the myriad critical social justice issues facing our world, the impact of the pandemic on UU congregations and groups, the need for additional support implementing current statements, and the Board's current process of bylaw revisions impacting the CSAI process. The CSW looks forward to engaging with proposers on the 2022 Action of Immediate Witness process and partnering with all UUs via the Side With Love Action Center.