From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the hills of the Ozarks and from issues of the environment to issues of gay marriage, racism and oppression the congregations of MidAmerica are doing the work of social justice. The MidAmerica Region aims to tell the story of this work, and form, with those leaders working on this, a learning community to extend and deepen the work.
In accord with this we are weaving social justice into all that we do in MidAmerica including our personal development as leaders. Whether it's running a workshop or doing a consultant, coaching or mentoring visit, we believe that a social justice framework undergirds all that we do. As we work with your congregation, we hold up a lens of justice and inclusion: who is here, who is not, and in what ways do we by our very actions (consciously and unconsciously) foster a broader reach toward justice making.
We also want to help our congregations further their own social justice actions inside their walls, and out in the world. We'd love to connect your congregation with other congregations who are interested in the same issues. Whether that's across the city, across the state, or across the Region, we can support your connections with each other. We also provide support to our state advocacy networks in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio, and can help other states develop similar kinds of ministry.
UU State Action Network Forming in Wisconsin
Welcome the Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist State Action Network (WUUSAN). WUUSAN has been in formation for over two years and is now taking its first steps to be a platform for social change in Wisconsin. Its initial focus will be on strengthening our democracy which is consistent with the Fifth Principal of Unitarian Universalists and is broad enough to encompass issues like gerrymandering, voters’ rights, disenfranchisement of returning citizens, etc. For more information contact Jim Black at jblackjd85 [at] gmail [dot] com or join the Facebook group “Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist State Action Network (WUUSAN).” Website soon to come!