Work for Justice
Social action and justice issues are important to our church. Our Social Justice Committee (SJC) identifies four focus projects a year. The SJC advises the congregation about important local, national, and international justice issues during open meetings.The committee meets monthly on the second Tuesday from 1-2:30 in the church library. All interested members of the congregation are welcome to attend.
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Our Social Justice Committee
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Meade
We envision a community where all peoples have opportunity to pursue their dreams and ambitions and assume responsibility to promote justice, equity and compassionate regard for all living beings.
To create awareness, build community and effect systemic change for a more just and sustainable world for all living beings.
- Social Justice Committee actions are consistent with our seven Unitarian Universalist principles;
- Focused Social Justice Committee actions lead to broader systemic change;
- Social Justice Committee actions work for racial, cultural, economic and social equity;
- For us, Community encompasses the church, Las Cruces and southern New Mexico, the nation or the world;
- People includes all races, religions, cultures, socioeconomic levels and sexual orientations;
- Every person is entitled to certain inalienable rights: access to healthy food, good health care, safe housing, well-rounded education and employment that provides at least a living wage;
- The community is responsible for teaching others how to access these rights;
- Individual choice is inherent in how one uses the opportunities provided;
- Individual responsibility implies the duty of citizenship and sustainability of the environment and all living creatures
Unitarian Universalists work toward a local community and world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights. Toward those ends, our church works on local and national actions identified by the Unitarian Universalist Commission on Social Witness.
UUA Commission on Social Witness
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Commission on Social Witness helps Unitarian Universalists put their mission, vision, and principles into action. It assists churches to express concern for social justice through study, writings, and actions that address current social justice issues.
Learn more about Unitarian Universalist social responsibility
The Rev. Dr. David Usher is a Unitarian Universalist minister serving in the United States. Dr. Usher is not a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces.
In this video, Rev. David explains Unitarian Universalist social responsibility.