For decades, our congregation has supported UUSC (the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) especially at the holidays through the Guest at Your Table campaign! UUSC’s work focuses on women and marginalized groups, avoiding patronizing we-know-what-you-need attitudes. Around the world, UUSC identifies and supports the work of grassroots organizations.
Throughout the world, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. UUSC advances a full array of human rights — promoting economic justice, bolstering environmental justice, and protecting rights at risk. UUSC also works to deliver aid with dignity and advance the rights of people left behind during humanitarian crises, which include forgotten conflicts and natural disasters.
Environmental Justice: UUSC works to influence government policies related to environmental justice and mobilize activists to hold government, agencies, and socioeconomic elites accountable for water-rights violations.
Economic Justice: UUSC’s Economic Justice Program develops strategic partnerships and networks, builds movements, and influences local, statewide, and national policy on workers’ rights.
Rights at Risk: In extreme situations of natural disaster, armed conflict, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice, the Rights at Risk Program strategically addresses the needs of the most vulnerable by providing aid and pursuing structural change.
Make a donation to UUSC (through First Universalist) on one of three upcoming Sundays – Dec. 4, 12, or 18 – or online here. Donations of $125 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock!
All donations qualify for UUSC membership, and gifts of $40 or more qualify for active membership, which includes UUSC’s twice-annual Rights Now newsletter and discounts on select books from Beacon Press.