Social Action

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Women’s Rights Action Group

Is a dynamic group of women, men and youths gathered together to apply our Unitarian Universalist principles in support of women and women’s issues. They provide a network of information and partnership opportunities focused on women to actively engage in as individuals or in groups. Areas of interest include reproductive justice, political activism, healthcare, empowerment, and equality. Contact Karen Nichols for more information and to join the effort: kbbingo@hotmail.com or 949-951-2501. Check out our Women’s Rights Action Group Gazette which contains all our past events and actions!


Friends of Orange County Detainees

On any given day there are up to 34,000 immigrants in detention facilities across the United States. More than 1000 immigrants are being held in detention facilities here in Orange County. Detainees languish for moths, sometimes years, away from family and friends with no visitors, and without access to legal support. We are a community of volunteers that offer regular visits to immigrant detainees in Orange County. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person’s human dignity and worth. Volunteers are greatly needed to fill more of the requests we receive for visits. To sign up for a volunteer orientation or learn more visit our website; or call 949-682-5053; or email friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com


Green Sanctuary

The Green Sanctuary Program is designed to give roots and wings to the vision that, together, we can create a world in which all people make reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth central to our lives. Please check the newsletter, website, and Order of Service for upcoming Green Sanctuary events. For more information or to get involved contact Carol Semelroth carolrdgma@cox.net


Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power. Our chapter is just one of hundreds of chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world. We exist to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power. Our chapter of the organization meets at 10am on the second Saturday of every month at Tapestry. For more information or to get involved contact David Salahi at david@salahi.net


Certifications

We are certified by Unitarian Universalist Association as both:

  • Green Sanctuary – The Green Sanctuary Program is designed to give roots and wings to the vision that, together, we can create a world in which all people make reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth central to our lives.
  •  Welcoming Congregation – The Welcoming Congregation Program is a completely volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT).

Partners

We also join in various projects with other Unitarian Universalist organizations, e.g., Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry (UULM) and Pacific Southwest District (PSWD), and other organizations involved in social action.

Some of the links to these organizations and others are as follows:

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