Social Justice Ministries
Racial Justice Ministry Team
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The Racial Justice Ministry Team will focus next on ways that we can make our presence known both within our congregation and in the outside community.
We made a covenant with each other when we began:
- We believe that our collective and individual actions can dismantle racism.
- Our purpose here is to 1) Act! 2) Support each other 3) Learn – grow our capacity, raise the consciousness of ourselves and our community.
- We are here in unity and love
- We intend to create the beloved community through our words and actions; we create an actively antioppressive space through our interactions. (Anti-racist, homophobic, heterosexist, ageist, sizeist, sexist, gender, ableist, etc.)
We are each involved in many activities beyond our walls. When you come to our meetings you will learn about these possibilities that might interest you. A group read of Rev. Dr. William Barber II’s book “The Third Reconstruction” is coming up. We have members who attend SURJ (Standing Up For Racial Justice) and they can tell you about that. We are a member congregation of VOICE Buffalo and some of us have been meeting and interacting with them on racial justice issues.
Coming up May 13th: The Racial Justice Ministry and Denomination and Interfaith Connections teams of the UU Church of Buffalo will be hosting a showing of the Oscar-nominated documentary "13th" by Ava DuVernay, a film that takes an in-depth look at the historical and social connection between slavery and our American prison system. More info on their Facebook page.
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In keeping with our mission to create a more just and compassionate world, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo shares our weekly collection plate with a local agency, living out our generosity in the Buffalo community. The church donates half the unrestricted donations made during each Sunday's offertory to a designated charity or organization identified by the Social Justice Task Force under policies formulated by the Board of Trustees. Here is a list of organizations that have received our Share-the-Plate donations since the inception of the program.