Social Justice

Social Justice is Intrinsic to Our Faith

For many of us at UU Church of Arlington, working for social and economic justice is intrinsic to our life together as a faith community and as individuals seeking to live ethically in the world today. Even when our professional life includes work we identify as justice-making, it is important for us to walk our talk together, to stand together for compassionate policies that create a just and sustainable world and preserve the health of our planet, and to stand up against racism, gender and other oppressions, systemic economic unfairness locally and globally, and environmental degradation. We do our work together conscious always that we work for justice as a faith community, walking together in the ways of love. As a religion that emphasizes “deeds not creeds,” this is a key part of our faith journey together, and one of the ways we grow our own souls.

We believe that this work together changes us for the good, and so we take time to reflect together on the ways our justice efforts are moving the arc of history to bend toward justice, and also how they are transforming our own lives.

We believe a balanced social justice program includes service or charity work to help those who are hurting presently, as well as education, witness and advocacy to build policies that will be life affirming in the long run. In these pages you will find many opportunities to join the social justice work of our church.

Give the Plate

Each year, members and friends of UUCA give many tens of thousands of dollars to our Sunday morning worship service offerings. All of that money is given to community agencies, partners, and UUCA initiatives which reach out to the community to put our faith into action:

Direct Service

UUCA friends and members can find many ways to offer direct service through a number of our groups which link to our own and area projects:

  • Prepare meals at UUCA for ASPAN - Contact: Bonnie O'Day
  • Volunteer for AFAC - Contact: Denise Kappler
  • Volunteer for ALIVE! - Contact: Ann Marie Hay
  • Tutoring at Buckingham Community Center - Contact: Nancy Hall
  • Help with Peace Camp - Contact: Topher Dunne
  • Teach at UUCA's ESL - Contact: Sarah Munson
  • Become a “Helping Hand” to offer assistance to congregants who need rides, meals, and other logistical support - Contact: Sarah Masters, Director of Congregational Life

Get Involved

Contact Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles, Minister of Faith in Action

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