Social Justice

Social Justice Committee

Mission: To regularly inform the Fellowship of issues of social justice that need immediate attention, particularly local actions, and develop and make visible social justice programs in our congregation and community; identify for the Fellowship, on an annual basis, the coming year’s major issues for study and action in the areas of social justice; serve as the primary contact for social justice efforts between the Fellowship and other agencies or groups.
Meeting time: by arrangement
Contact: Elizabeth Aldrich
Are you concerned about the environment? Do you want to do something about social concerns such as immigration, equity in racial & criminal justice, LGBTQQIA rights, homelessness, reproductive and healthcare freedom, and human trafficking? Join the SCJ to promote social justice activities, hoping to involve most of the congregation in one way or another to support important community efforts.

The role of the Social Justice Committee (SJC) is to:

  1. Regularly inform the Fellowship of issues of social justice that need immediate attention, particularly local actions and develop and make visible social justice programs in our congregation and community.
  2. The Committee will identify for the Fellowship, on an annual basis, the coming year’s major issues for study and action in the areas of social justice
  3. Serve as the primary contact for social justice efforts between the Fellowship and other agencies or groups.  By consensus, the Social Justice Committee may speak or act in support of a social justice issue in the name of  “The Social Justice Committee of the Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.”

The SJC acts to promote social justice activities, hoping to involve most of the congregation in one way or another to support important community efforts. The Social Justice Committee currently focuses their efforts in these areas:

  1. Environmental concerns.
  2. Social concerns that may include:
    • Immigration
    • Equity in Racial & Criminal Justice
    • LGBTQQIA rights
    • Action to ease homelessness through such groups as Neighborhood Alliance of Lorain County
    • Reproductive and healthcare freedom
    • Human trafficking