Social Justice Teams
Are you interested in social justice? For Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, our approach is realistic in our efforts to do the work of justice. To this end, the Social Justice Council is comprised of groups that concentrate on four aspects of social justice: Faith and Action for Strength Together (F.A.S.T.), Racial Justice, Refugees & Immigrants, and Environmental Justice. If no specific contact is listed for each of these, please reach out to the Campus Administrator, and she will connect you with the best person for that area.
Faith and Action for Strength Together (F.A.S.T.)
Are you interested in working with a multicultural, interfaith justice organization of forty local congregations? Want to directly involve yourself and collaborate with other churches on local social justice issues, such as:
Civil citations for adults (such as traffic violations)
Racial Justice Team
Join the Racial Justice Team! We meet via Zoom every first Saturday at 3:30 PM (find us on the calendar) Members share the previous month's accomplishments and events, and help plan for the future. Time commitment varies.
Refugee & Immigrant Team
Want to help refugees learn English on Saturday mornings? The schedule runs from November - May. Classes are held by a former teacher, and the curriculum is provided. Time commitment: 2 hours on a Saturday.
Know how to compost, recycle and save energy (or are passionate about any of these?)? Does climate change interest you? Would you like to work with others to end fossil fuel dependence and production? Please help us keep our Green Sanctuary status.
Our goals are to inform and educate the congregation concerning environmental issues. We encourage courageous action to promote sustainable environmental impacts and human injustices. We envision that our congregation will be infused with a spirit and passion to join others in life and planet-saving work with the recognition that this work intersects with the work to eliminate poverty and injustice.
We act as a clearinghouse for environmental activities and actions and work with other environmental groups to plan and promote activities to protect the environment. The committee challenges the congregation to be true to the UUC Environmental Policy and Green Sanctuary Status by composting, recycling, conservatively using heat and AC, using the least toxic cleaning and pest-control methods, and limiting the use of disposable items. We are monitoring when UUC might be ready to go solar and we advocate a meatless diet. We take time to celebrate and enjoy our beautiful earth and the interdependent web of life.
This group meets on Zoom on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (find us on the calendar). Time commitment varies.