Social Justice Overview
“At Second Unitarian our social justice identity is grounded in Unitarian Universalism which asks us to value all people, be ethical, work for equality, and respect the earth. We are optimistic, engaged and willing to take risks. We are willing to be public, to stand with those who are discriminated against, and engage with others as we build a community that works for all. We seek relationships, speak and gather with others, are aware of our community and have a conscience that compels us to act to make a difference in our world.”
— Second Unitarian Social Justice Identity Statement
Unitarian Universalism has a legacy of “deeds not creeds” — deeds largely focused on creating a more loving, just world. Through the power of love, we work to break down divisions, heal isolation, and honor the interconnection of all life and all justice issues.
Our justice initiatives focus on these key priorities:
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer justice with a special emphasis on transgender youth through our OATS program.
- Recreating community through Omaha Together One Community (OTOC)
- Care for the environment
- Racial justice
In addition to our key priorities, our efforts more broadly include:
- Serving our community by partnering with community organizations focused on justice
- Participating in the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Common Read program of suggested readings on justice
Our work is led by our Social Justice Committee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org