Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

UUSC Welcomes You to GA 2022!

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Join UUSC at General Assembly 2022!

We look forward to being with you virtually and in-person in Portland, Oregon!

With a registration through the UUA, you’ll be able to access UUSC’s GA offerings.

Check Out These GA Workshops:

LREDA Fahs Lecture: Ancestral Wisdom and Climate Justice

Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt will draw on her recently published book, Ecowomanism at the Panamá Canal: Black Women, Labor, and Environmental Ethics, to speak to  the interconnections between inherited ancestral wisdom and climate justice. This lecture invites us to build beloved  community as an earth-honoring faith.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 / 1:45 PM PDT
Live in-person workshop at Portland Convention Center Ballroom, 201-202
Participating: Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt

Creating Climate Justice on an International Stage

It’s time for Unitarian Universalists to commit ourselves to taking action in support of climate justice in advance of the 2022 UN Climate Summit known as the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27). Get equipped to mobilize in community! Hear from frontline leaders and learn about how we can effectively mobilize for meaningful change to create climate justice worldwide and fulfill promises made in the Paris Agreement.  

Friday, June 24, 2022 / 1:45 PM PDT
Available as a live GA webinar
Participating Organization(s): UUA Office at the UN, UU Ministry for Earth, & UUSC

Speaking Justice in the Language of Our Faith

Speaking Justice in the Language of our Faith invites UUs to deepen their understanding of the Seven Principles as it connects to their personal beliefs, then practice speaking about justice in a way that is deeply rooted in UU values.

Saturday, June 25, 2022 / 1:45 PM PDT
Live in-person workshop at the Portland Convention Center Ballroom, 245-255
Participating Organization(s): UUSC

Accountability, Justice, and Wholeness: UU Theologies of Liberation

Accountability leads to justice, justice is a precondition for wholeness, and wholeness is necessary for liberation. This workshop constructs contemporary UU liberation theologies centered on a Universalist love ethic. The presenters will share their current work on liberation and invite conversation on building Beloved Community through the work of theology. 

Saturday, June 25, 2022 /  1:45 PM PT
Live in-person workshop at Portland Convention Center Ballroom, 203-204
Participating: Skinner House; Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt; Dr. Elias Ortega

Solidarity With Community Partners in Times of Crisis

Justice work is most impactful when organizations and congregations work in close relationships with community partners. Times of crisis can put a strain on such relationships. Learn about how to be in partnership that’s based in solidarity, and how partnerships can endure and even grow stronger in trying times. 

Available in the GA On-Demand Library
Participating Organization(s): UUA Holdeen India Program & UUSC

Beloved Conversations Un/Learning for Liberation: White Antiracist Practice

White Supremacy Culture leaves us all malnourished. Join us for a nourishing taste of antidotes from our program for white un/learners — together we will engage faithful practices that expand our capacity to be in right relationship, meet us where we are, and love us into the promise of collective liberation.

Available in the GA On-Demand Library
Participating: The Fahs Collaborative @ Meadville Lombard Theological School; Rev. Kierstin Homblette Allen, CB Beal, Janine Gelsinger,  Rev. Deanna Vandiver


Check out the following workshop with a Liberal Religious Educations Association (LREDA) registration

LREDA Professional Day: Collaborative Leadership for Collective Liberation

Unitarian Universalism is a faith that does not promise heaven or hell, only that revelation is ever unfolding. What if our systems of leadership reflected this theology? At our best we work together in community to make the world a more just and loving place. This ideal does not always manifest itself in our institutional spaces because of the inherited hierarchical and supremacist structures in which we operate. Together we’ll explore the why and how of collaborative leadership, offering liberatory practices for our faithful institutions and for each other while exploring the unique role Religious Educators have in our institutions.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 / 10:00 AM PDT
Live in-person workshop at Double Tree Hotel, Oregon Room
Participating: Rev. Deanna Vandiver & Aisha Hauser


Also, connect with us at UUSC’s virtual and in-person exhibit booths to learn more about our work and how you and your congregation can get involved in the movement for human rights!