Social Justice Council
The Social Justice Council of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo supports the work of social justice in our congregation, our communities, and beyond. The reach of the congregation extends as far as the Philippines where we have a partner church and extends worldwide through the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Social Justice Council Mission Statement
The Social Justice Council leads, organizes, educates, and inspires the congregation to fulfill our Acting Purpose through the creation of justice-making opportunities that are accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. The Council works with both UUSM-led projects and external social justice organizations and collaborates with ministers, staff, lay leaders, and congregants to carry out social actions in the UUSM community and beyond.
Social Justice Sunday is on the 3rd Sunday of every month. During coffee hour, the Social Justice Council displays many of the projects and organizations that the congregation supports. Here you can find opportunities to help others and serve our community. The Council connects with lay leaders in the congregation who volunteer to be advocates or cheerleaders for the organizations we support.
The Social Justice Council meets after the second service on the third Sunday of the month. Please join us for one or more of our meetings.
Social Justice Letters
A simple but powerful act for social justice is to write a letter expressing your views and send it to people in power who are in a position to act – a legislator, a government leader, an executive of a business or government agency - even a letter to the editor.
The Social Justice Council regularly organizes letter writing campaigns. People in positions of power are more impressed when they receive a real letter signed by a real person - and more likely to act. Hand-written notes are even more powerful.