Bringing our values to life is a core part of our congregation’s mission and vision. We seek not only personal transformation but also a transformation of the world around us, with our foundation being the worth and dignity of every person and the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Social Justice Principles

Our social justice work is based on the values expressed by our seven principles. In addition to reflecting the meaning and purpose of our individual lives, social justice work deepens the meaning and purpose of the congregation. It also connects us to other faith organizations and the larger community as we build coalitions to serve people in the community.

The Social Justice Council coordinates the work of our issue-specific task groups and encourages them to balance their social justice activities in each of the five social justice imperatives:

  • Service – meeting people’s immediate needs through donations and service;
  • Education – raising awareness of a social problem or issue, encouraging dialogue and building consensus;
  • Witness – expressing convictions publicly by word or deed;
  • Advocacy – working with the legislative process to impact public policy;
  • Community organizing – developing coalitions that empower people to participate in decision-making.

This award was given by the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist
Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA)
at their annual celebration and fundraiser held at
First Universalist Church in Minneapolis on October 5, 2017
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