When our congregation finds itself aligned with the mission and values of community organizations, we partner with them to help them make a difference. To learn what YOU can do to help, check the website of the organization that interests you.
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California (UUJMCA)
The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California (UUJMCA) is a statewide justice ministry that serves to empower the moral voice of Unitarian Universalist values in the public arena within our state. Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles, the Ministry seeks to develop the skills of civic engagement so that we may educate, organize, and advocate for public policies that:
- Uphold the worth and dignity of every person
- Further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations
- Ensure use of the democratic process
- Protect religious freedom
- Promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence
Our faith calls us to change policies and structures that inhibit human development, harm the environment, and destroy communities. We are called to educate and organize for justice. Learn more at the UUJMCA website.
Peace Action of San Mateo County
Peace Action sponsors activities to create a citizen movement working toward the elimination of war and violence as acceptable means of resolving conflict at home and abroad. All action begins at a local level.
Peace Action San Mateo holds educational-program meetings monthly, usually in UU San Mateo’s Beck Hall. Among other actions, Peace Action San Mateo tables at local shopping centers and community events, participates in demonstrations and protests, writes letters to representatives and newspapers, and publishes an informative newsletter to keep you up-to-date on the local peace movement. As long as the US military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan continues, the local chapter holds a peace vigil in San Mateo every Saturday, from 3-4 p.m., at 3rd Avenue and El Camino Real (in front of the Bank of America Building).
For more information about this organization, visit the Peace Action website.