Refugee sponsorship is not always a piece of cake, a bed of roses, or even what we had hoped it might be. Sponsorship is kind of like raising a child from 0-20 years of age, in 12 months flat! Except … Continue reading
Social Responsibility – Everyone’s Responsibility
Working with our member congregations, and nation-wide monitoring groups and study groups, the CUC encourages coordinated action as well as responsible individual action on matters of social concern. Unitarians and Universalists have a proud history in the forefront of many movements for social change. The CUC, its member congregations and individual UUs are active on many issues, including the following for which we maintain Social Responsibility Monitoring Groups.
Why do Unitarians and Universalists Get Involved in Social Responsibility?
“We are called upon to engage in the struggle for human betterment. We don’t know ahead of time if we’ll succeed. In fact, we will often fail. But when success does come, it is oh so sweet!” – Rev. Fred Cappuccino
How Do Individuals Get Involved?
What are Canadian Congregations Doing about Social Responsibility?
The CUC! What are WE doing collectively?
Led by volunteers, with the support of a part-time Social Responsibility Coordinator, these Monitoring Groups encourage coordinated action, as well as drafting and supporting resolutions for delegates at our Annual General Meeting in May. For more information about a group, or about becoming a member of a group, please contact April Hope, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Over the years, our UU communities have marked this day with protests, education, worship and more to live out our seventh principle, “Respect … Continue reading
We all worry when we hear about over-representation of Indigenous people in jail, solitary confinement, and incidents of police brutality. We want these things to stop. This is why the Canadian Unitarian Council has recommended to The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, … Continue reading
Did you know??? In the fall of 2016, 151 drinking water advisories were in effect in First Nations reserves across Canada. More than 100 water advisories are routinely in effect, with some First Nations reserves living under advisories for nearly … Continue reading
Canadian Unitarians: Put our first and second principles into action by welcoming refugees, participating in marches and looking to find common ground with those we disagree with; Intentionally reach out to and work with other faith groups to combat ignorance; … Continue reading