Social Justice Saves
One Congregation – 3 Social Justice Ministries
The power of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron (Ohio) Social Justice Ministry on Immigration, Food Justice and LGBTQ Rights and Welcoming Congregation is literally lifesaving – as attested to by this excerpt from story on the Akron Beacon Journal:
I did not want to come to this church — a lot of the people who were giving me a hard time were using religion as the reason they couldn’t accept me,” Joan said. “When we walked in, it happened to be the Sunday when the service focused on outreach to the [LGBT] community. The rainbow flag was on the stage. Rabbi [David] Horowitz (the current national president of PFLAG) was speaking. The Mosyjowski mother and daughter said they locked eyes and saw a knowing look of acceptance. We both knew we had found ‘home’ — a place where we could live out loud and be who we are. This church saved my daughter’s life and it saved my life because how was I going to live if my daughter didn’t?Read the full account of how the Bennett Award for Human Justice and Social Action winning Social Justice ministry changes lives and transformed the congregation at Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron.