You can make a difference in your community and in the world by putting Faith into Action! 

“Justice is what love looks like in public.” – The Rev. Dr. Cornel West, Ware Lecturer at the 2015 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly

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OUUC’s Faith in Action Ministry covers a variety of justice issues such as homelessness, international peace, right relationship, criminal justice, and environmental sustainability.

There are many ways you can be a part of justice initiatives at OUUC, in our community, and in the world. Please reach out to the designated contacts or talk to our Faith in Action Ministry’s Accountable Person, the Reverend Carol McKinley.

 

Justice and Equality

Justice Not Jails

Standing Up to Racism addresses racism through education and activism and works with community organizations, including The Black Alliance of Thurston County, Full Circle United, Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and Unity in the Community. Contact Carol McKinley

 

 

Immigration  

OUUC members offer a variety of support services for persons held at or being released from the federal Northwest Immigration Detention Center in Tacoma.  Contact Frances Tanaka.

Welcoming Congregation and gender equality

Green Sanctuary and Our Earth Community

Homelessness and Hunger

Books, Brownies and Beans

Interfaith Shelter support

Community Kitchen

Food resources  

To meet the needs of persons experiencing food scarcity, OUUC members support the Thurston County Food Bank with regular collections of nonperishable items at the Faith in Action Table in the Commons.

Peace and Right Relationship

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

Guest at Your Table

OUUC’s Adult Religious Education Classes offer many opportunities to learn about and respond to issues in the Native American, Muslim, and world communities

Public Advocacy

Washington State UU Voices for Justice, our statewide legislative network

Northwest UU Justice Network, an online calendar of justice events

Share the Plate

Most Sundays, half of the offering is given to a local organization that serves Olympia’s well-being in keeping with our UU principles. Contact Erik Felch.

 

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

OUUC is an official member of these Partner Organizations:

Interfaith Works of Thurston County promotes social change through interfaith understanding and cooperation. Contact Pat Perry.

Washington State UU Voices for Justice educates on issues and maintains a strong UU presence in the State capital. See more here or contact Gretchen Faulstich.

 

ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY OUUC

OUUC supports these organizations through our annual operating budget and member participation.

Capital City Pride – OUUC has supported Olympia’s annual Pride Parade and Festival since its inception.

Community Kitchen – OUUC members prepare and serve a hearty dinner for homeless and less privileged folk who visit the Community Kitchen at the Salvation Army located on 5th and Plum Streets in downtown Olympia. They serve more than 100 meals each month.  Contact Karmel Shields.

Quixote Village – A village of 30 tiny cottages and a community building that provides housing for chronically homeless adults. Contact Raul Salazar or Tim Ransom.

UU Justice Network – This online communication organization works to build a more just and sustainable world by bringing people together. Contact Douglas Mackey.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) – Through the annual Guest at Your Table fundraising and education program, we support the human rights right of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). Contact Mo Tabor.