Justice Is Planting a Seed

Growing your own food — and having the resources and opportunity to do so — is a powerful act. This year's Justice Sunday program invites congregations to learn about food security and sustainability. With the theme of “Justice Is Planting a Seed,” the program will highlight sustainable gardening models developed with human rights partners in Haiti and will offer several opportunities for learning and action. If you are organizing your congregation to participate in Justice Sunday 2014, check out our organizers' planning guide.

100 Gardens for Haitian Families

Sign up to grow a garden in your community and sponsor one for a family in Haiti!

One of the activities we are asking supporters to undertake for Justice Sunday 2014 is to build food gardens and sponsor urban food gardens in Haiti. Build a food garden at home or in your community, and sponsor one for a family in Haiti! Congregations, families, individuals, youth groups, community groups, and others are all encouraged to participate.

If 100 groups participate, and each raises $250 for one family in Haiti to receive training and materials for their gardens, we can help 100 Haitian families grow their own food and achieve food sovereignty and sustainability. Once families don’t have to buy all their food, they are better able to cover other basic expenses, like school fees for their children. Food sustainability can be at the heart of lifelong sustainability for thriving families and communities in Haiti — and you can help make it happen!

Ready to contribute to the goal of 100 gardens for families in Haiti? Sign up now!

Not sure how to grow a food garden? We have plenty of how-to resources to help you get started.

Update: With your support, together we have exceeded the goals for the number of participants and the amount of money raised!

More Ways to Get Involved in Justice Sunday 2014

  • The Justice Sunday program provides a host of resources for a meaningful cycle of reflection, understanding, and action.
  • Are you coordinating the Justice Sunday program in your congregation? Check out our organizers' page for materials, ideas, and support!
  • Learn more about the March 30 Get-Together. Join UUSC for a compelling conversation via webinar with several food sovereignty experts, including Wendy Flick, manager of UUSC’s Haiti Program; a UUSC partner in Haiti; and Fred Pearce, author of The Land Grabbers.
  • Make an online donation.
  • If your congregation would like to make a collective gift to support human rights as part of your Justice Sunday program, please make checks out to UUSC Justice Sunday and send it to:
    UUSC Justice Sunday
    PO Box 808
    Newark, NJ 07101-0808
  • To learn more about the different ways to get involved in Justice Sunday 2014, e-mail volunteerservices @ uusc.org.