Changing Our World
We are working together to make a more fair, peaceful, and just community in Jackson, in Mississippi, and in our world! We use the power of love to stop oppression through grassroots community-based action, advocacy, education, and public witness.
Changing Our World Ministry Team Chair: David Vision
Partner with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee:
For over 75 years, the UUSC has taking action to advance a full array of human rights — promoting economic justice, bolstering environmental justice, and protecting rights at risk. Every day, UUSC works to deliver aid with dignity and advance the rights of people left behind during humanitarian crises, which include forgotten conflicts, natural disasters, and forced migration. Find out how to Take Action today!
Join the Side with Love campaign.
Every year between Martin Luther King’s Day and Valentine’s Day, UUs learn and take action together to promote social justice as part of the Side with Love Campaign. The focus differs every year; however, the campaign supports intersectional racial justice, immigrant justice, environmental justice, and LGBTQ equity. Resources are provided online to support worship and justice efforts within the local community as well as an All Ages Activity Calendar to share this special time with your entire family.
Learn more about how the Side with Love campaign supports:
- LGBTQ Equity: Counter the discrimination, marginalization, and violence LGBTQ people still face despite the victories of the national marriage equality movement which recognized love was love and marriage needs no qualifiers.
- Immigrant Justice: Recognize love has no borders, love keeps families together, love respects the inherent worth and dignity of all people.
- Racial Justice: Support the Black Lives Matter Movement by recognizing the importance of dismantling racism and white supremacy in ourselves, our families, our congregations and our communities. In the words of Julio Noboa, member of the Latino/Latina Unitarian Universalist Networking Association, only through sustained communication and authentic relationships can we begin to penetrate the layers of social identity to view and enjoy the singular soul within. Click here for more information about why we support the BLM Movement.
UUCJ Social Justice Book Circle:
Current book: Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom
At a time when racial justice, environmental justice, and economic justice are seen as issues competing for time, attention, and resources, Justice on Earth explores the ways in which the three are intertwined. People and communities on the margins are invariably those most affected by climate disaster and environmental toxins. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life. It invites us to look at our current challenges through a variety of different perspectives, offers tools to equip us for sustained engagement, and proposes multiple pathways for follow-up action.
The UUA offers a discussion guide.
Check out dates for the Book Circle on the UUCJ Calendar.
Check out our previous Social Justice Book Circle selections.
Contact the Changing Our World Ministry Team!
Do you have ideas for the Changing Our World Ministry Team to promote social justice? Would you like to get involved? Please contact the Changing Our World Ministry Team to find out how you can contribute!