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2/17/2017: Economic Justice Spotlight: Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady. Schenectady, New York

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Within UUJEC, we embarked on a journey of discovery, to understand the tireless and comprehensive work UU activists were doing to make our world more just. Our call for submissions drew interest from active social justice committees and congregations from every corner of the country. We are pleased to collaborate with them in sharing best practice approaches to justice work for our readers to learn from and to bring inspiration. Enjoy the stories, share in the efforts and use the ideas you see here as a model for your continued work in economic justice. 

This article was developed in collaboration between UUJEC Administrator Rachel Bennett Steury and UUSS Social Action Chair Robin Schnell. You can find the full article featured on our Spotlight page and also in a printable version here. Please share this information with your congregations and feel free to participate in the comment section below.

"Having the umbrella of economic justice as a guide for our activities has broadened our thinking about what the roots of economic injustice are. Some of us went to a Black Lives Matter meeting. In the past, I think we would have thought about justice, but not made the tie to economic justice.   Our congregation is predominantly white, middle class and well educated—white privilege is strongly in evidence. We hope that by understanding how that has affected our lives, we will be better advocates for systemic change.  Joining Family Promise has energized the volunteer spirit in us. At least one member who hadn't been attending services lately came back to volunteer for this project, and new members are joining in."






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