You will find here our invitation to you to join others in the hard but rewarding work of social action.
A moment of justice is better than seventy years of worship in which you keep fasts and pass the nights offering prayers and worship to Allah.―Jami' Al-Sa'adat (the Collector of Felicities) by Muhammad Mahdi Ibn Abi Dharr Al-Naraqi
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. You can too. Our social justices teams are guided by their Social Justice Covenant.
Our justice initiatives are led by the Social Justice Council, comprised of Social Justice Issue Team leaders below as well as a few members-at-large. Join any team at any time or put your passion to work by forming a new team! Our current issue teams:
Social Justice All Hands On Deck Meetings
These meetings are scheduled two to three times per year. They are a great opportunity to learn what initiatives we are committed to and how you can be part of UU Santa Fe's social justice work. Watch for details in the UU Santa Fe Weekly ENewsletter and/or the UU Santa Fe News and Events web page.
New Sanctuary Pledge
UU Santa Fe is a Signatory of the New Sanctuary Pledge
At the February 3 Special Meeting of UU Santa Fe, voting members approved UU Santa Fe becoming a signer as a congregation of the New Sanctuary Movement Pledge.
New Sanctuary Movement - New Sanctuary Pledge
“As people of faith and people of conscience, we pledge to resist the newly elected administration’s policy proposals to target and deport millions of undocumented immigrants and discriminate against marginalized communities. We will open up our congregations and communities as sanctuary spaces for those targeted by hate, and work alongside our friends, families, and neighbors to ensure the dignity and human rights of all people.”
There is no Going Back. "Our engagement with our role in the systems of oppression has been fitful, painful, divisive, and uncomfortable. Given our demographic base—whiter, richer, and more privileged than most Americans, as a group—it was never going to be an easy ride. We are an unfinished work."―Rev. Tom Schade
"More is asked of us that we could have imagined. The beauty of life is such that it will not let us go until we have offered the blessing we have to give. So let the beauty we have seen become the good that we do, and let us not wrest ourselves free from the claim that life places upon us until we, in faith with all those who have gone before us, place ourselves among those who bless the world."―Rev. Rebecca Parker