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Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

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


Periodically, UUSC hosts webinars with program updates and training for volunteers. Recordings of past webinars are available here for viewing, along with related files.


Learn how to choose compassionate consumption when you dine out and be part of an exciting national campaign to support workers’ rights.


This hour-long webinar provides updates from UUSC partners, staff, and volunteers who are working on-the-ground in Haiti.

March 2018Love Resists Through PartnershipThis webinar discusses how individual congregations—and the interfaith community, more broadly—approach new relationships with grassroots community organizations. How do we build trust, accountability, and a long-term commitment? What role is ours to play within a movement much larger than ourselves?
January 2018Love Resists with Congregational OrganizingUnitarian Universalist congregations are developing comprehensive models for successful justice ministries.This webinar is your opportunity to learn from the experiences of congregations large and small.
December 2017Love Resists Criminalization: Mass incarceration, deportation, and surveillance todayIn this webinar you will hear from organizers on the front lines of resisting criminalization and learn where you can fit into this growing social movement.
March 2017The Path Toward Sanctuary: A Practical GuideThis webinar discusses the “nuts and bolts” of becoming a sanctuary congregation for those that have already discerned that they have the capacity and commitment to continue down this path. It also includes the experiences of ministers whose congregations have undergone the process of becoming a sanctuary church and those who have found other ways to take action for rights of immigrants and refugees.
Feb 2017Faithful Discernment: Is Your Congregation Called to Offer Sanctuary?What does it mean to become a sanctuary congregation and what factors to consider in assessing whether your congregation is able to answer this call to solidarity? As becoming a sanctuary congregation is one of the many ways to be in solidarity with those most at risk in this new political landscape, it also offers additional resources and ideas for taking action.
Jan 2017Solidarity and Sanctuary: A Survey of Options for ActionWondering what your options might be for effective congregational action in a heightened time of hostility and violence and possible deportations? This webinar reviews a survey of strategies appropriate for congregations of many sizes and political contexts. Hear from grassroots leaders from communities at highest risk and learn about inspiring examples of what some UU congregations are already doing.
Oct 2016Addressing hateful speech and polarization in our communities and schoolsIn the second webinar of the Defying Hate Webinar Series we explored how we might create a different environment by reshaping the narrative of our deeply polarized society.
Sept 2016Continuing the Sharps’ legacy of moral courageThis special “sneak peek” first webinar of our Defying Hate Webinar Series can help you and your congregation make the most of the PBS documentary: “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.” The film tells the story of the heroic actions taken by UUSC co-founders the Sharps.
Nov 2012Webinar: Blogging and Social Media for UUSC VolunteersThis training webinar is about how to write a blog post and promote it on social media.