Social Justice

Nancy Heege and other UUs rally for marriage equality on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul Minnesota

Nancy Heege and other UUs rally for marriage equality on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul Minnesota

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, coaching or mentoring, 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, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio, and can help other states develop similar kinds of ministry.

New State Action Network in Kentucky

map outline of Kentucky with UU double-circle chalice logo

8/1/2020 With 27 participants from all around the state, a new State Action Network has officially come into being in Kentucky! Tentatively named the Kentucky UU Justice Action Network (KUUJAN), the team of volunteers and a part-time paid coordinator (generously funded by TJUC in Louisville) met for the first time in July. There was a lot of energy for working with UU the Vote, providing education and resources for engaging racial justice, and much more.

Sign up for the KUUJAN newsletter to learn more and follow the growth and development of this new state action network.

Social Justice Webinars