Coalition & Economic Justice Partners

Our Partners and Friends

UUJEC is pleased to work alongside other progressive organizations in our economic justice work. For more information about their work, please follow the links to their websites. 

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU).  “BLUU is committed to expanding the power and capacity of Black UUs within Unitarian Universalism; providing support, information, and resources for Black Unitarian Universalists; and justice-making and liberation for Black people through our faith.” BLUU’s recent presentation to the Unitarian Society of Minneapolis:

Live Oak UU Church Endowment. The Live Oak UU Church Endowment was created and funded by the congregation in 2006 with the mission of supporting the broader Unitarian Universalist denomination through our outreach efforts. The Cedar Park, Texas congregation created an Endowment Committee empowered to manage the funds, solicit grant proposals, and recommend grants that support Unitarian Universalist values through congregational growth, as well as social and environmental action initiatives. Our Resource Development Initiative was made possible through the generosity of Live Oak UU. 

UUFP: UU Funding Program. UUFP is a denominational grant-making program of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Inspired by the richness and diversity of our liberal religious tradition, the mission of the UUFP is to promote the influence of Unitarian Universalist principles through grant-making. Many programs and initiatives of UUJEC are made possible through the generosity of UUFP.

UUSJ: Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice. UUSJ is a coalition of Washington, DC UU congregations mobilizing and amplifying the voice of UUs on issues and policies that pertain to the federal forum.  UUSJ engages in advocacy, witness, and education in the public policy formation process as it is practiced in the nation’s capital.

UU Ministry for Earth: The major UU environmental and climate justice organization. UUMfE movement chaplains help you articulate your faith reasons for advocating for climate justice and to prepare for the action with tools to harmonize your bodies and spirits for the action or meeting itself, because when we are tense, our effectiveness is diminished. Movement chaplains also help you sustain your advocacy and activism by providing support and care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—during and after the action and meeting. Learn more here.

The Poor People’s Campaign, PPC, has a coalition of UU organizations who are partnering to coordinate with PPC.  

CUUSAN: the Coalition of Unitarian Universalist State Action Networks CUUSAN is a central meeting place for existing UU State Action Networks (SANs) and newly forming SANs.  We seek to give voice to UU State Action Networks and support their efforts in upholding UU principles through social action.

UUA Regions Unitarian Universalist congregations are organized into regions. Each region approaches congregational collaboration and identity differently. Some regions have districts with distinct governing boards, others retain their district identities but have transferred governance to our UUA Board, and still others have let go of districts and focus on simple on one single regional identity.

UUSC: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee UUSC’s innovative approaches and measurable impact — in promoting economic justice, bolstering environmental justice, and protecting rights at risk — are grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power, dignity, and rights.

Yes! Magazine YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

IAF: Industrial Areas Foundation The IAF partners with religious congregations and civic organizations at the local level to build broad-based organizing projects, which create new capacity in a community for leadership development, citizen-led action and relationships across the lines that often divide our communities.

Gamaliel Our mission is to empower ordinary people to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social and economic decisions affecting their lives. Gamaliel’s diverse members apply their faith and values to the pursuit of equal opportunity for all, shared abundance, and stronger, more prosperous communities.

Public Citizen For four decades, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. We have successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, nuclear and automobile industries, and many others. We are leading the charge against undemocratic trade agreements that advance the interests of mega-corporations at the expense of citizens worldwide.

AFL-CIO: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations The AFL-CIO is an organization of people who work. We help lead a movement for social and economic justice in America and the world. While the AFL-CIO represents millions of working people who belong to unions and have the benefits of union membership, the labor federation embraces all people who share the common bond of work. 

Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.

Healthcare- NOW! is a grassroots organization that addresses the health insurance crisis in the U.S. by educating and advocating for the passage of single-payer healthcare legislation, such as HR 676. We support building the movement necessary to implement a publicly-funded, single-payer healthcare system that is universal, equitable, transparent, accountable, comprehensive, and that removes financial and other barriers to the right to health.  

EPI: Economic Policy Institute EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security.  

Zinn Education Project The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. People’s history materials and pedagogy emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history.