Our Mission: To be a compassionate, welcoming community that nurtures spiritual growth and practices justice.

Racial Justice Task Group Goals:

  • Combat racism and its variant forms
  • Hold local institutions accountable for eliminating institutional racism
  • Continue discernment activities leading to a vote on the Immigrant Rights and Sanctuary resolution (if the resolution is approved, begin implementation of sanctuary support activities)
  • Increase congregational involvement in the NAACP volunteer reading program
  • Continue to collaborate with area organizations to improve School District performance on achievement gaps, discipline disparities, and school integration
  • Begin to address congregational education with regard to Olmsted County Racial Attitude Survey results and issues of white privilege

As a majority white congregation, we seek to understand our own role in oppression and injustice, create opportunities to explore the dynamics of racism, support, and partner the wider community. All are welcome to take part and encouraged to participate in scheduled events.


Immigrant Justice

A nation of immigrants is holding another nation of immigrants in bondage, exploiting its labor while ignoring its suffering, condemning its lawlessness while sealing off a path to living lawfully. New York Times editorial, June 3, 2008

The Racial Justice Task Group has proposed a Congregational Resolution Addressing Immigrant Rights and Sanctuary. For more information about this resolution, please click the image.

 

 


 

Passing the Baton,” Rev. Fritz Hudson Sermon, June 11, 2017

 


 

Partnership with NAACP (Rochester Public Schools)

Reading project at Riverside Central Elementary School (click for more information)

Links to Larger Fellowship

UUA Racial Justice

UUA Sanctuary and Immigration Rights

Welcoming Our Neighbors: A UU Guide to Immigrant Justice

Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA)

Rochester Diversity Council