Justice Sunday is a UUSC's annual opportunity to engage you and your congregation in reflection and action.
For many people in the Global North, economic justice is a phrase without any personal connection. But for millions of people around the world, it is the difference between living and dying.
This Justice Sunday — kicking off April 3 — explore economic justice and be a part of the movement to help people all around the world realize their rights. As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares, “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.”
Your congregation can make a difference! By celebrating Justice Sunday — UUSC’s annual program to learn about and take action on a key human rights issue — members of your congregation gain valuable understanding and create meaningful change. We will have more information soon so check back soon! For questions, please email development @ uusc.org.
Take Part in Justice Sunday 2016
- Sermon Preparation
- Order of Service
- Justice Sunday Poster
- Further Resources
- Make Your Justice Sunday Gift
- Frequently Asked Questions
History of Justice Sunday
Since the first Justice Sunday in 2004, the program has looked at a variety of topics affecting human rights:
- Justice Sunday 2015 — “Climate Justice Sunday” — focuses on climate justice and the human right to water, highlighting work to protect water resources and adapt to climate change.
- Justice Sunday 2014 — “Justice Is Planting a Seed” — explored food security and food sovereignty and highlighted models developed with UUSC partners in Haiti.
- Justice Sunday 2013 — “Justice Is Choosing Compassionate Consumption” — focused on advancing the rights of workers in the food system through UUSC’s Economic Justice Program.
- Justice Sunday 2012 — "Justice Is the Human Right to Water" — highlighted how UUSC upholds the inherent worth of every person through protecting the human right to water.
- Justice Sunday 2011 — "Justice Is Aid with Dignity" — honored the dignity of every person by delving into our grassroots partnerships in Darfur, Gaza, Haiti, Kenya, Pakistan, and Uganda.
- Justice Sunday 2010 advanced economic justice against the backdrop of the global economic downturn during which millions of people worldwide saw their livelihoods disappear.
- Justice Sunday 2009 celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an underpinning of UUSC’s work and our daily lives.
- Justice Sunday 2008 focused on the cost of the Iraq war. The war in Iraq drained U.S. resources, created a humanitarian crisis in Iraq, and left a multitude of needs in the United States unmet.
- Justice Sunday 2007 brought attention to the crisis in Darfur, mobilizing congregations to speak out against the genocide and participate in UUSC's Drumbeat for Darfur campaign.
- Justice Sunday 2006 highlighted economic justice, engaging congregations nationwide in supporting labor rights and living wages.
- Justice Sunday 2005 focused on defending the human right to water, both in the United States and globally, and helped congregants learn about this pressing but rarely discussed issue.
- Justice Sunday 2004 — the first Justice Sunday — brought together UU congregations across the nation to defend human rights in Myanmar.
Take part in Justice Sunday and take action for change!