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2015-2016 Study Issue – Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions
This year's program is designed to help us better appreciate the earth, recognize the impacts of climate change on the environment, and work together toward implementing the many ways to mitigate the impacts. See planned events.
Outreach to the Community and the World
Every month we pass the basket for a worthy charitable organization that supports our 7 Principles. These organizations are selected from a list of nominations provided by our congregants each spring. This year’s list benefits Virginia prisoners, families in need, those with disabilities, female veterans, at-risk youth, and those with medical needs around the world.
Support for Gun Control
On the 14th of every month, we join an interfaith group in monthly vigils held in front of NRA Headquarters in Fairfax. Following the Newtown massacre in 2012, the Social Justice Committee worked to develop a statement of conscience that reflects our desire for action to prevent such tragedies. In May 2013, AUUC approved this Statement of Conscience. In May 2015, the AUUC Board of Directors voted to make the church property a gun-free zone.
Ongoing activities of the committee span a range of social justice issues including environmental causes, housing and homelessness, community outreach, peacemaking, and interfaith partnerships. Read more…
Your Participation is Needed
You can participate in this life-affirming work in several ways:
1) Join the Committee: The Social Justice Committee normally meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 126 at the church. (Check the AUUC calendar on this website.)
Active committee members include: Claire Brown, Nancy Davis, Pete Fontneau, Dick Foster, Chris Fuller, Bruce Griffin, Ed Kringer, Jessica Larsen, Marsha White, Fred Surls.
2) Get on the email list, volunteer as desired: You will receive our email notifications of events in which you can choose to participate when you can.
3) Volunteer to coordinate/join a specific activity: Watch the AUUC news sources (Order of Service, This Week enews, monthly newsletter, Social Justice bulletin board) for events that you are passionate about and volunteer your time to help make it happen. Some upcoming and regular events include: