3/26/2017: Economic Justice Spotlight: First Universalist Church of Norway. Norway, Maine


Within UUJEC, we embarked on a journey of discovery, to understand the tireless and comprehensive work UU activists were doing tomake 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 Norway UUC Office Manager Nancy Lee Piper. 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.

"Divesting from fossil fuels and investing its endowment in socially and environmentally responsible companies despite the reality of lower returns has been an important and conscious action of the voting body of the congregation.  The saying, "putting your money where your mouth is" certainly is true of First Universalist Church of Norway.  Through a generous donation from the son of a now deceased member, First Universalist Church also switched from oil heat to propane to be more environmentally responsible.    Communication, outreach, awareness, empathy, and compassion are foundations of First Universalist Church of Norway's economic and social justice sustainability practices."   



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