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UU Santa Fe Social Justice Teams

UU Santa Fe Social Justice Teams

“There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary, and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair, and disrespect.” ― Nikki Giovanni

Immigration/Refugee Justice Team

For information about our work on the issues involving immigrant people in the US and and on the struggles of people seeking refuge in the US please visit this page. Login is required.

All UUSF social justice teams welcome participation from any congregant at any time. Engage!

MELD ~ Meet Each Life with Dignity

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In addition to many ad hoc initiatives, the MELDfocuses on three major ongoing service projects, in addition to educating the congregation and advocating on hunger/poverty issues. The service projects include:

1. Supporting the Interfaith Community Shelter (aka Pete’s Place) as it works to establish its One Door program to provide comprehensive services for the homeless under one roof. UUSF provides shelter meals two weeks out of the year and continuously collects and donates clothes, particularly men’s

2. Supporting Youth Works! as we house and feed homeless youth (18-25) in our building. UUSF houses homeless youth 4 weeks a year:

3. Supporting Santa Fe Need and Deed (SFNAD)—a dynamic, grass-roots, non-profit organization that helps homeless adults in Santa Fe. UUSF collects personal hygiene items and clothing donations on a continuous basis; the collection box is in the foyer hallway

4. Working with RESULTS, Adelante, and other organizations that advocate on behalf of people struggling with poverty.

Some of our upcoming actions for 2018-2019 include:

  • October ~ Street Outreach
  • December ~ Stockings for Youth Shelter
  • January ~ Packs for Pups (Street Homeless Animal Project)
  • February 10-19 ~ Pete's Place
  • March ~ Street Outreach

 All UUSF social justice teams welcome participation from any congregant at any time. Engage!

UUSF Environmental Justice Team

With UU passion for nature as a spiritual gateway, and New Mexico being increasingly impacted by droughts, fires and water scarcity, the environment is a crucial area needing our work and care.

The UUSF Board recently approved our church joining the UUA and many other UU congregations in signing the “We Are Still In” letter supporting the Paris Climate Accord of 2015.

And UUSF also has signed onto the UUA “Declaration of Conscience” in response to the 2017 call from the UUA President and UUSC President and CEO, to “to protect the values of our democracy and those vulnerable populations among us.”

The Environmental Justice team invites all who want to learn more about our environment – both the challenges and recent gains – and who want to take part in helping to heal our Earth home, to join us on alternate fourth Sundays at noon for fellowship, learning, and planning.

Next meeting, Sunday, June 23, noon, Library.

All UUSF social justice teams welcome participation from any congregant at any time. Engage!

First Sunday Giving Team

The First Sunday Giving Team vets and schedules various social service non-profits to receive the abundance of our UU Santa Fe Sunday service collection.

All UUSF social justice teams welcome participation from any congregant at any time. Engage!



UUSF Social Justice Manages Two Award Programs

Change for Change - an annual collection of the congregation’s loose change collected in the offering basket to be awarded to a service project of choice.

UU Community Service Award - an annual award for outstanding community social justice leaders outside of UUSF.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
it cannot save the few who are rich. ― John F. Kennedy

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Today's events

Thu Oct 18, 2018 @ 6:45AM - 08:15AM
AA / New Beginnings
Thu Oct 18, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Rev. Gail Sabbatical 9/10 to 12/9
Thu Oct 18, 2018 @11:00AM - 12:30PM
Nominating Committee
Thu Oct 18, 2018 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
Private/ACI Miracles
Thu Oct 18, 2018 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Memory Care Alliance
Thu Oct 18, 2018 @ 3:00PM - 04:15PM
UUSF Caregivers
Thu Oct 18, 2018 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM