Congregational Resources

Class Action (classism.org)

Class Action inspires action to end classism and extreme inequality by providing change-makers with tools, training and inspiration to raise awareness and shift cultural beliefs about social class, build cross-class solidarity, and transform institutions and systems.

Through workshops, organizational consulting, printed and online resources, and public education, we:

  • help individuals develop class awareness and a class lens,
  • explore race and class intersections,
  • address class barriers and class privilege,
  • build bridges across the class divide, and
  • help institutions become more equitable,
  • promote economic justice.

UU Congregations: Sign Up for Information on the UU Sanctuary Movement

Please sign up to get more information regarding the New Sanctuary Movement and how your congregation can be a part of it.

Click here to sign-up for more information on the New Sanctuary Movement and get involved as a UU or UU congregation.

UUJM Offers Congregational Discernment and Engagement Program

While each congregation’s needs differ, we have identified key components that are critical based on congregations with healthy and effective justice ministries. We believe these steps will help congregations identify healthy, accountable social justice ministries which can be integrated into congregational life as well as a preliminary plan to begin to build such ministries. The main components of the program are:

  • Discussion on how to help make your social justice program more spiritually grounded in Unitarian Universalist values.
  • Assessment of the current status of your congregation’s social justice program, including key strengths within your current justice efforts, celebration of your congregation’s social justice history, and opportunities to be a social justice ally in your community.
  • Examination of the various components of social justice work.
  • Planning towards integrating social justice into the larger life of your congregation including worship, religious education, and adult programming.
  • Identification of strategic opportunities based on the strengths of your congregation and opportunities within the communities you serve.
  • Strategies for increasing the number of people involved in the social justice program.

LGBTQI Equality Resources

“8” – A Reader’s Theater Play

Uncover the truth about marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. See the video of George Clooney, Martin Sheen and Jane Lynch perform a one-night-only benefit reading of “8,” the new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) that chronicles the landmark federal trial of California’s Prop. 8 using the actual court transcripts and first-hand interviews.

Marriage Equality Re-Engage Curriculum   The Re-Engage curriculum provides congregations an indepth opportunity to strengthen their justice ministries. It offers training on having difficult conversations as well as tools for community assessment and media relations.   UUA LGBTQ Welcome and Equality Resources National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Faith Resources 

Curriculum All in God’s Family: Creating Allies for Our LGBT Families Building an Inclusive Church: A Welcoming Toolkit To Do Justice: A Study of Welcoming Congregations TransACTION: A Transgender Curriculum for Churches and Religious Institutions

My Mind Was Changed A New Way to Talk with Conflicted Christians about LGBT People in Church and Society

Religion and Faith Human Rights Campaign

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