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About UUCA Earth & Social Justice Ministry
Working for justice and equity in our own community and beyond is an integral part of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. The Earth & Social Justice Ministry (ESJM) is where we organize our justice work and support one another as we strive to live our values, both as individuals and as a community. The ESJM meets monthly (3rd Tuesdays at 5:30pm) for potluck and discussion as well as a brief business meeting. As a congregation, we are charged to “come alive with a passion for justice and work as a faith community to positively affect the environment and lives of people beyond the walls of our Congregation.” (UUCA Governance Document, Policy D) This means that we share both our volunteer and financial resources with non-profit organizations doing meaningful work in our community. There are a number of affiliate groups working on specific issues, as well as congregation-wide initiatives supporting GLBT persons and the environment. For example, our Hunger & Homeless Committee works with multiple organizations providing both volunteer time and donations. Here’s a list of organizations we work with.