Challenging injustice, advancing human rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. In 15 countries throughout the world, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. UUSC’s innovative approaches and measurable impact are grounded in the moral belief that all people have inherent power, dignity, and rights.

Find out more about UUSC’s work.

Mission

UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.

Vision

UUSC envisions a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights.

History

1939: Rev. Waitstill and Martha Sharp traveled to Europe under the sponsorship of the American Unitarian Association to help refugees escape Nazi persecution.
1940: Unitarian Service Committee established to continue and formalize this humanitarian service.
1945: Universalist Service Committee founded to support relief work in Europe.
1963: Unitarian Service Committee merged with the Universalist Service Committee to form UUSC.

Today, UUSC is a nonsectarian organization whose work around the world is guided by the values of Unitarian Universalism and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read more about UUSC’s history.

UUSC is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. UUSC's tax ID is 04-6186012.

UUSC is pleased to have earned the highest possible rating — four out of four stars — from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations. This four-star “exceptional” rating indicates sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency. The rating reflects UUSC’s consistent execution of its mission in a fiscally responsible way.