Social Justice

As Unitarian Universalists, we are called to work for love and justice, and we have a long, proud history of doing so in Canada and beyond. The Canadian Unitarian Council encourages coordinated action by our congregations, as well as individual efforts, on matters of social concern.

The Social Justice Team

The CUC’s Social Justice Team has an overarching role in Canadian UU social justice work, and is responsible for identifying social justice issues to be acted on, recommending action plans and initiatives, and helping connect congregations and individuals to each other. The team works closely with the CUC’s Social Justice Lead.

Dismantling Racism

Racism robs us all of community and connection. For those who experience its effects directly, racism profoundly affects health and well-being, impacts educational experiences, and diminishes opportunity. In order to create loving communities we must work together to end the suffering caused by racism, beginning with ourselves and our faith and moving out to our communities. 

Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Initiative

Canadian Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are committed to the journey toward truth, justice, healing, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and to putting into practice the principles set forth in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Economic Justice

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Economic inequality affects the health, educational and economic opportunities and disproportionally affects racialized communities, women and children. Our principles call us to act for equity and justice in our communities, compassion in our relationships and change in our society to honour and support the inherent worth and dignity of all.