Unitarian Universalists are people of faith. The basic covenant of our faith encourages us to see all people as worthy of full human dignity and respect, calls us to pursue equality and justice, and invites us to understand the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.
Additionally, we are inheritors of a faith tradition which has stood up to oppression and evil consistently across time, actively working for abolition, women’s suffrage, civil rights, resisting Nazi violence, and modern movements such as immigration reform, marriage equality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
As UUs, we are called to live our faith, not merely proclaim it. If you are looking for ways to take action in the days ahead, we hope you will find this a good resource.
Unitarian Universalist Activism:
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: http://www.uusc.org/
Standing on the Side of Love Campaign: https://www.standingonthesideoflove.org/
Black Lives of UU: http://www.blacklivesuu.com/
To support full equality for our LGBTQ members and friends:
Affordable Colleges.com http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/lgbtq-college-resources/
Unitarian Universalist LGBTQ: http://www.uua.org/lgbtq
Wyoming Equality: http://wyomingequality.org/
The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Southerners on New Ground: http://southernersonnewground.org/
To monitor hate groups and work against hate crimes:
The Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/
The Leadership Conference: http://www.civilrights.org/hatecrimes/fight-hate/response-network.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/
To foster civil liberties:
ACLU Wyoming: https://www.aclu-wy.org/
Global Climate Action:
UUA’s Commit2Respond: http://www.commit2respond.org/
UU Climate Leader Tim deChristopher: http://www.timdechristopher.org/
National Resource Defense Council (legal action): https://www.nrdc.org/
Union of Concerned Scientists: http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming
Considering running for office. http://howtorunforoffice.org/
Campaign Finance/Overturning Citizen’s United: https://movetoamend.org/
Non-partisan redistricting: http://www.fairvote.org/redistricting#research_redistrictingoverview
Get involved with local politics. Join the party of your choice, or start a new movement!
Freedom of the Press:
Freedom of the Press Foundation: https://freedom.press/organizations
(This includes Wikileaks. Wikileaks should be viewed with a high level of skepticism)
Committee to Protect Journalists: https://www.cpj.org/
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions: http://www.ifla.org/about