Connected Community – Collaborative Justice – Collective Liberation
For Individuals & Groups
Get connected with UUs and UU-aligned justice makers in California who are working to manifest justice! UUJMCA is excited to introduce a new set of California JUUstice Collectives, where justice makers can join online spaces to share updates, resources, & events, as well as ask questions of others working on similar justice issues. Find new collaborators, share opportunities for action and education, and create justice together in California. Currently, our four collectives (Immigrant Justice, Climate & Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, and Racial Justice & Abolition) meet online monthly and have dedicated Slack “workspaces” where individuals can share ideas and resources. Find out more and get connected to a JUUstice Collective today!
We Hope to See You Again in 2022!
Join Unitarian Universalists seeking to build a more just society as we come together to strengthen community, deepen our faith connection to justice, learn about core issues that call to our values and plan for the coming year of justice-making! There is something for everyone at this year’s summit and camp.
Come to share ideas for your congregation or cluster, build skills around justice leadership or deepen your understanding of collective liberation. Be a part of powerful shared worship. Replenish your spirit with time to reflect and relax in a supportive, friendly community of justice-makers. Intentionally designed for with multigenerational engagement and youth programming to help connect justice makers of all ages. Come to explore opportunities to work together on important issues and leave with tools and inspiration to take home and put into action.
Available in throughout the state, UUJMCA brings justice and skill-building trainings to you! These one-and-a-half day justice trainings (Friday night and Saturday Morning thru Afternoon) are held in the spring and early fall of each year, and are open to multiple congregations each time. Regional Justice trainings include intentional spiritual grounding for justice making, community-building, issue updates (including legislative updates), skill-building, and “taking-it-home” components for your congregation and community.
The UUJMCA Immigrant Justice Action Organizing Team is excited to share that the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California sponsors UU Border Trips. These trips run from Friday to Monday and give participants a grounded and real understanding of border issues in this day and age. Visit our UUBorders site to learn more.
UUJMCA’s Spiritual Activists and Leaders Together (SALT) program trains, empowers, connects and releases the potential of young adult justice leaders whose values align with those of our Unitarian Universalist faith. Through the development of concrete justice and organizing skills, faith exploration, spiritual grounding, and community building, SALT participants engage with California’s justice history and its current leaders and movements.
This 10 month, part-time, non-residential program includes occasional travel for California “Justice Immersion” retreats, online theological reflection circles, locally-shaped activism projects, and a monthly online training webinar. SALT is open to young adults in or out of school and is intentionally designed to also be accessible to individuals who are working and/or with families.
For Congregations & Communities
UUJMCA offers free workshops & trainings to congregations interested in diving deeper into particular justice issues or faith-rooted justice skills and spiritual practices. Many of these are offered in collaboration with our local and statewide partners in immigration, climate, and racial justice. Find out more about these different programs and how to bring one to your congregation – we’d love to connect!
Our Online Community Action Circles are an easy and engaging way to connect, collaborate, and create justice grounded in our UU values with supportive community. Initially launched by the UU Service Committee & UU College of Social Justice, these circles have become a UUJMCA and congregational favorite! With faith-grounding & interactive tech, these one-hour Community Action Circles are meaningful & effective spaces for taking online action for justice, helping you and your community take dozens of actions for justice in one sitting! Learn more and bring one of these accessible action events to your congregation today!
The mission of CDEP is to support the members and leaders of UU congregations in assessing the quality of their social justice ministries, developing a vision for their social justice ministries based on their values and context, and designing a plan to achieve that vision faithfully, accountably, and effectively.
This three-part process includes space for education, imagination, discernment, skill building, and strategic planning. Participants leave with tools to cultivate healthy, integrated social justice ministries in their congregation. Congregational leaders leave with a faith-rooted vision for social transformation, a clear direction, a supportive and engaged congregation, and a structure to build and implement a plan. Click here to learn more about CDEP.