Justice is at the core of our Unitarian Universalist faith. We are called to make a positive difference in our wider communities. We work to serve, to raise awareness, and to support and partner with people who face injustice. We advocate, organize, and act for justice to live out the values of our faith.
Congregational Social Justice
Members and friends of UUCC engage in social justice as a congregation in many different ways. We periodically hold special “Generosity Sunday” collections to support local organizations that promote justice, equity, and inclusion in our community. The congregation may choose to issue a public statement on a social justice issue following study and deliberation. We are an LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation.
Taking Action in the Community
We are a proud member of ISAAC – Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community, a network of congregations and others working together to build a more just community in the greater Kalamazoo area.
UU Denominational Social Justice
UU Community Church is linked to social justice at the state and national level by supporting the Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. UUCC members annually are invited to contribute financially to a plate collection for the Michigan UU Social Justice Network and to the Guest at Your Table effort of the UU Service Committee. Interested UUCC members and friends can receive action alerts, updates, and conference announcements from MUUSJN. The UU Service Committee works on domestic and international empowerment projects and bolsters its work with grassroots organizations by seeking to achieve systemic change at the highest levels. In conjunction with the Unitarian Universalist Association, the UU Service Committee also offers service-learning experiences, youth justice trainings, and young adult internships.
Social justice opportunities abound at UUCC—please join us!