Social Justice work at People’s Church is a vital aspect of our Church life. Recently, People’s Church celebrated the distinct honor of being selected by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) as the 2012 recipient of the Bennett Award for Congregational Action on Human Justice and Social Action.
Social Justice work at People’s includes support by the Social Justice Coordinating Committee (SJCC) of the following projects.
Social Justice work at People’s includes the following groups and activities.
- Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Multi-Culturalism Committee (ARAOMC)
- Partner Church Relationships
- Green Sanctuary Committee
- Welcoming Congregation Committee
- Talking Pots
The Social Justice Coordinating Committee (SJCC) at People’s Church is charged with facilitating and coordinating the efforts of the congregation to be actively involved in living our values in the community and the world. Learn More
Latest Social Justice News
The school year is well underway and our Special Collection for Lincoln School on September 17 netted $1,319, a wonderfully generous amount. As a rule, we hear from teachers about how this gift is being used to enhance their teaching. Watch this space! The October benefit to the Hispanic American Council totaled $1,193, especially needed […]
ARAOMC Committee 2017-2018 Goals The Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Multi-Cultural Committee gathered for its annual retreat on September 20, 2017. We centered the meeting on Rev. Rachel’s question about what we would like to have in place by the end of this church year. After much discussion we came to consensus agreeing to focus on three areas. […]
Charlottesville, White Privilege and White Supremacy By Cary Betz-Williams By now we have all seen it—the men marching in their polo shirts and khakis, carrying tiki torches from the local hardware store. The confederate battle flag, the flapping swastikas. The faces—not even covered—are white faces, white men. A group meets them and violence ensues. The […]