As Unitarian Universalists we live our Covenant by being actively involved in social justice issues. We know that tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are candles in the dark, and integral to making a change in the world. We work to serve, raise awareness, and to support and partner with those who face injustice. More than 200 years ago the American Universalist Church was one of the first religious groups to formally oppose slavery and was the first group to ordain a woman into the clergy.
Members of our church are outspoken advocates of LGBTQ rights, climate justice, racial justice, immigration, and economic justice. We focus our efforts on issues such as homelessness, food scarcity, threats to democracy, environmental justice, and public health issues such as domestic violence and mental health. Accordingly, our Social Justice Committee collaborates with local organizations such as the Laconia-Gilford Lion’s Club to support nonprofit organizations with missions to provide assistance to those experiencing food or housing insecurity or serving the needs of those with mental health illnesses.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are primarily focusing our efforts on sharing our monetary offerings with local charities and on coordinating collection drives to support local and state organizations working to mitigate the economic impacts of this crisis such as homelessness and food insecurity. Please click on the links to learn more about each organization.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are tabling some projects until we can perform them safely. Below is a list of projects that we have either tabled with the intent to resume participation after the pandemic or projects we have done in the past.