Faithful Witness & Action: Working for Peace
Confronted with genocide, global pandemics, human trafficking, economic exploitation, torture, and other deplorable realities that tear apart our human family, we have covenanted to affirm and promote justice, equity and compassion in human relations. We dare to dream of a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights.
—Credited to the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Service Committee Vision Statement
Ours is a broken world of hurt, neglect and violence. We are faced with difficult decisions everyday. We are people who are disgusted by violence but also feel a responsibility to protect. We must ask ourselves hard questions and work for justice. But asking "why?" is not enough. Ours is a theology of engagement; for we realize that we are all stuck in the web of injustice, and a threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We encourage you to learn, discuss, and act on the pressing issues of our time.
- Conscientious Objection
- Preventing Gun Violence
- Global Conflict Areas
- Women: Security and Peacebuilding
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (LGBT/SOGI) Human Rights
- Every Child is Our Child
- Faith and Ethics Network for the International Criminal Court
- Climate Change
Creating Peace Becomes a Statement of Conscience
"Peacemaking" was chosen as the congregational Study/Action Issue by the delegates at General Assembly 2006. Unitarian Universalists were enjoined to study, reflect and converse on the topic of "Peacemaking," with the goal of drafting a statement that reflects Unitarian Universalist values and thoughts on this complex issue. These resources for creating peace were created to help UUs in this process.