Social Justice and Environmental Action
SEAC (pronounced “Seek” – Seeking Solutions) is UUCCWC’s presence in the larger community. The committee coordinates Social Justice, Environmental, and Political projects and opportunities for church members to do good and to meet needs in the community, the nation, and the world. Anyone may participate in the Committee and its activities, regardless of membership in the church. New ideas are welcome. At committee meetings the Action of the Month and other activities to publish in the UUCCWC newsletter are decided.
UU-United Nations Office (UU-UNO) – UU-UNO empowers UUs to participate in the UN’s work to build a just international community. This team provides educational programs and action alerts in connection with our sixth principle and coordinates a UN Sunday each October.
Our congregation received an award in 2012 for our “strong commitment in promoting the work of the United Nations in our congregation and supporting Unitarian Universalist values on the global stage.”
UU Service Committee (UUSC) – This team provides educational programs and action alerts in connection with UUSC programs to protect human rights and promote social justice worldwide and coordinates a Justice Sunday each spring.
UU Welcoming Congregation – This team strives to provide educational, social activities, and support and leadership for political activism for our congregation and GLBT community. Contact Dee Cooper to learn more.
Under the Co-Chair for Local Activities
UU Ministry for the Earth (Green Sanctuary Program) – This team provides educational programs and action alerts in connection with our seventh principle and also aids with recycling projects and Northwest Earth Institute classes.
Annual Gay Pride March in Portland
Gay Pride March – Annually we have a large group of all ages who participate in the Portland gay pride march. Contact Dar Parrow to help with this.
Standing on the Side of Love Campaign – Our congregation participates in the UUA Standing On the Side of Love campaign, affirming the inherent worth and dignity of all and helping to create a world where all people have equal rights.