Promoting justice is a central tenet of our Unitarian Universalist faith and is integral to the life of our congregation. We are inspired by the storied social justice legacy of UU Wellesley (click HERE to learn more about the PBS documentary celebrating the courageous efforts of former minister Rev. Waistill Sharp and his wife Martha during the rise of Nazism). Today, our social justice programming is coordinated by a Social Justice Council, which serves as a catalyst for social change through service, education, witness, and advocacy. Congregational volunteers are spearheading efforts to address a broad range of justice issues in areas such as hunger, family homelessness, environmental sustainability, and LGBTQ rights. We also partner with a number of UU organizations in order to carry out our social justice mission at home and across the globe. Please visit the sidebar links for more information about all of our initiatives, and about how you can get involved. You can read our social justice mission statement HERE.
The Social Justice Council collaborates with UU Wellesley's Learning programs for children, youth, and adults in order to promote multi-generational Service-Learning opportunities. We raise funds to support our social justice work and interests through Sunday plate collections. At UU Wellesley, half of all Sunday collections between September and June benefit social justice causes selected by our Social Justice Council, and half support our operating budget. Click HERE to learn about the collection recipient for this coming Sunday.
Let us know how you would like to get involved in our efforts to make a meaningful difference in our local communities and the larger world! Click HERE to email the Social Justice Council.