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UUMH

Social Justice

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Community Outreach for October 
Ascentria Care Alliance: supporting Afghani refugees in Worcester and Brockton areas

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Stand Out for Women's Rights at the Orleans Rotary on October 2nd, 2021

Socially Responsible Giving

 

A gift to the UUMH of Chatham’s Endowment Fund not only provides resources to support UUMH goals and special projects, but it is a socially responsible investment.

 

Investments of the UUMH Endowment, which usually includes the Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund (uucef.org), promote policies to:

  • avoid investing in companies that are serious polluters, employ sweatshops, or have racist or sexist policies

  • encourage shareholder activism which fosters company policies that align with our values

  • support community investments that set aside funds that can support local businesses

 

Donating to the UUMH Endowment Fund therefore not only helps the mission of the UUMH, but it is also a way to put social justice at the forefront of your giving. Follow this link to learn more about the UUMH Endowment Fund.

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social justice demonstrators on the lawn of the meeting house

Our UUMH Social Justice program is an all-congregation effort to bring the principles that guide us into our daily lives. From letter writing to sign-holding stand-outs, from discussion to action, we are living the UU tradition. Meanwhile, the Social Justice Committee acts as a liaison with the community bringing information and links to the Congregation. 

 

Currently, we are meeting regularly to read and discuss, “Widening the Circle of Concern: Report of the  UUA Commission on Institutional Change” in order to become aware of institutional racism, our own internal feelings about it, and our own behavior. 

Teaming up with other organizations increases our strength. These include (links):

Nauset Interfaith Association

Cape Cod Climate Collaborative

 

Faith Community Environmental Network

 

Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence 

 

Cape Cod Grandmothers Against Gun Violence

 

Sustainable Practices

In addition, we organize lectures on important issues such as the treatment of immigrant children at the border so that all of us can become more educated about this topic.

My personal commitment as a UU is strongly tied to our 7 Principles and to Social Justice. Living the principles to the best of my ability is my goal. Working together with other UUs and other organizations multiplies our effort. Come join me!

 

Joan Caputo, Chairperson of the Social Justice Committee

Celebrating 25 Years: Rising on the Hill 1996-2021

​Unitarian Universalist

Meeting House of Chatham
Sunday Services  10:30 AM

819 Main Street
All MAIL To: PO Box 18​​
Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-2075.