The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.
Building Sustainable Social Justice: UU Congregation of Atlanta
At the end of 18 months, the UUCA will have all social justice work aligned with the mission and vision of the church, grow the social justice programs to include up to 20% of the congregation with increased stability, deepen the maturity of the congregation in understanding and doing social justice work, and improve connection, communication, and fundraising capacities. We will also have a small group of people who can respond to emergency advocacy, legislative, or editorial needs.
The Social Justice Coordinators have created and distributed a survey with 23 completed responses to date. This is a major accomplishment as it provides information to analyze and gives each group an opportunity to self-assess, which will subsequently serve as the basis from which individual improvement plans will be created. The Social Justice Coordinators are currently in the process of working individually with each group. The survey itself serves as an initial organizing tool—used to orient each group toward assessing their current functioning, as well as identifying information that can be shared among and between other Social Justice groups.