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Central East Regional Group

  • By Hope Johnson
    “Walls and Windows” by Judy Small and Pat Humphries is one of my favorite songs. It is described as “an anti-war song written from a woman’s perspective. The song asks that we recognize ourselves in the people, who are on the other side of the fence”
  • On Sunday, April 23rd, the UU Church of Akron voted unanimously to declare itself a Sanctuary Congregation. They have already done much work in preparation for sanctuary and are now in the process of setting up space within their church for use by person(s) in sanctuary. The church will work closely...

Love Resists: A Justice Campaign Sponsored by the UUSC and the UUA

Press Releases

Social Justice Statements

  • 2015 Action of Immediate Witness
    WHEREAS, our Unitarian Universalist values call on us to honor the inherent worth and dignity of every person; WHEREAS, the Unitarian...
  • 2010 Business Resolution
    WHEREAS the state of Arizona has recently enacted a law—SB 1070—that runs counter to our first Principle, affirming the worth and dignity...

UU World

  • By Elaine McArdle
    Unitarian Universalists provide meeting space, food, money, and volunteer support to local immigrant families disrupted by ICE arrests.
    Image credit: Families of Bellingham men detained in an August ICE raid are getting support from the organization Raid Relief to Reunite Families
  • By Michael Hart
    Interfaith “Love Knows No Borders” action held in solidarity with migrants’ right to seek asylum.
    Image credit: Border Patrol agents arrest demonstrators at the border wall in San Diego, California, on December 10, 2018.
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    In the midst of critical justice work, it is essential to practice more deeply our faith.
    Image credit: Image of a card that says "WE WILL NOT COMPLY" with Susan Frederick Gray's name.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray, a plaintiff in suit against Arizona county sheriff’s office, says fight for immigrant justice continues.
    Image credit: The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray (left), a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit settled in January 2018 against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (center), leaves Arpaio's Maricopa County "tent city" jail after touring it with a religious delegation in June 2012.
  • By Patrick Sullivan
    Since October, Sujitno and Dahlia Sajuti have lived in a Unitarian Universalist church, pleading to stay in the country they’ve called home for thirty years.
    Image credit: Sujitno Sajuti stands in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden, Connecticut, the day after he and his wife, Dahlia, took sanctuary from his scheduled deportation to Indonesia.
  • By Kenny Wiley
    Poughkeepsie fellowship helps ex-prisoners; Carbondale, Colorado, congregation votes to offer sanctuary; Pittsfield, Maine, marks church’s 150th anniversary.
  • By Sonja L. Cohen
    Two congregations have been given new accessibility certification; two groups have become covenanting communities.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Unitarian Universalist minister, six others jailed overnight for blocking vehicle.
    Image credit: © Diego Lozano
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Hardline officer charged with criminal contempt of court over treatment of Latinos may get position in Trump administration.
  • By Michelle Bates Deakin
    The UUA’s immigrant rights partners in Arizona help communities in peril.
    Image credit: Courtesy of Standing on the Side of Love (CC BY-NC 2.0)
  • By Kimberly French
    Unitarian Universalists mobilize in response to laws that tear families apart and abuse immigrants. In Denver, the fight is personal.
    Image credit: ©2012 Edel Rodriguez