Work for Justice | Right Relationship with the World
Come, engage the world.
“Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them, he cried, “Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?” God said, “I did do something. I made you.”
― Sufi saying
Living Our Values | Engage!
Purpose-filled people create mission-driven congregations. We are called to put our Unitarian Universalist values and faith into action to fashion a world that is peaceful, compassionate, just, and sustainable. Our Seven Principles are more than something we believe to be true, more than shared values―they are a call to action, an affirmation that this life matters, that we are the agents for change we would see manifest in the world. We help transform you, so together we can transform the world. Come, engage the world―join us in this great calling.
UU Santa Fe Social Justice Teams
What we do matters. Ours is a theology of engagement. We draw inspiration and truth from experiencing each other and the world around us. In doing so, we necessarily witness both the beauty and brokenness of our larger community and environment. Not everyone is suited for rolling paint or standing in a protest line, but there are many ways of engaging in this vital work: service, education, organizing, advocacy, lobbying, and witness. UU Santa Fe congregants engage in all of these.
Our social justice initiatives are led by our Social Justice Steering Team, comprised of Social Justice Team Leaders below as well as members-at-large. Join any team at any time or put your passion to work by forming a new team! We currently have three teams.
- Immigration Justice Team led by Walt Friedenberg
- Hunger and Poverty Team led by Kris Yankowski
- First Sunday Giving Team led by Phyllis Arlow
Three new teams may be forming if sufficient interest emerges:
- Legislative Advocacy led by Kitty Sherlock
- Voting Justice
- Environmental Justice
Why "Standing on the Side of Love"?
“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love