Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Our neighbors on Orange Grove next to the Gamble House.
Some of their related programs are detailed on these pages:
Unitarian Universalist Social Change and Political Organizations:
Some Unitarian Universalist Organizations that support some of the same issues FCNL, FCLCA, and Quaker Earthcare Witness address:
CHALLENGING INJUSTICE, ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. We work anywhere rights are threatened – by natural disasters, armed conflicts, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice.
Connecting and inspiring an active community of UUs for environmental justice, spiritual renewal, and shared reverence for our Earth home.
We envision a world in which reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth are central to the lives of all people. Our purpose is to inspire, facilitate, and support personal, congregational, and denominational practices that honor and sustain the Earth and all beings. We affirm and promote the seven principles of the UUA, including: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." Although the UU Ministry for Earth has close ties to the UUA, it is a separate not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization with an independent Board of Directors.
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California
(This organization seems much like the Quaker's FCLCA.)
We aim to make the world more just by using the powerful network of UUs in California. By 2018, we aim to achieve the following:
- California Unitarian Universalists have access to and participate in statewide justice education, advocacy, and witness that deepens their faith and changes life for the better in California.
- California Unitarian Universalist justice leaders are trained, effective, inspiring and connected.
- California Unitarian Universalist congregations utilize UUJM to strengthen their justice ministries.
- California policy-makers and justice leaders value UUJM as a visible and credible partner in advancing justice in California.
The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California advances justice in our state by cultivating and connecting leaders and communities, and by empowering the public voice of those who share UU values and principles.
We seek to develop the skills of civic engagement that we may educate, organize, and advocate for public policies that:
- uphold the worth and dignity of every person
- further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations
- ensure use of the democratic process
- protect religious freedom
- promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence
Charitable activity is a familiar and important part of a religious life. However, when poverty, environmental degradation, inequitable access to health care, and higher education are part of the structures of society, rather than unforeseen exceptions, then we know that charity is not enough. Our faith calls us to change policies and structures that inhibit human development, harm the environment, and destroy communities. We are called to educate and organize for justice.