UUA Justice Programs

The Unitarian Universalist Association acts in partnership with groups and communities most impacted by injustice on local, state, national, and international levels. Visit UUA Social Justice for the full scope of justice ministries programs, campaigns and initiatives. Highlighted below are just a few:

Standing on the Side of Love

Standing on the Side of LoveA public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. This is a time of great hope and possibility, yet our communities are threatened by the increased prevalence of acts motivated by fear and hate. No one should be dehumanized through acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence because of their identities. In public debates over immigration, LGBT rights, economic justice, racial justice and more, religious people stand on the side of love and call for respect, inclusion, and compassion. Congregations are encouraged to use Standing on the Side of Love branding at events in their local area. [MORE]

Diversity of Ministry

An initiative to develop healthy, sustainable ministries with ministers of color and Latina/o, Hispanic, and multiracial clergy and to support seminarians during their formation. DOMT includes representatives from Congregational Life, Multicultural Growth and Witness, Diverse & Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM), and the UU Ministers Association. It is housed in the office of the President. [MORE]

Mosaic Makers

Mosaic Makers: Leading Vital Multicultural Congregations

Mosaic Makers, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Multicultural Ministries team, offers a space for teams from congregations deeply engaged in the work of building intentional multicultural community to gather together in spiritual community for two and a half days of worship, experiential learning, and community building around the theme of strengthening the fabric of Unitarian Universalist (UU) multicultural ministries. [MORE]

Green Sanctuary Program

LogoA program 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.

Now in its sixth edition, The Green Sanctuary Program partners with congregations to address climate change and environmental justice. Congregations that complete the program are accredited as Green Sanctuaries in recognition of their service and dedication to the Earth.

This program provides a structure for congregations to examine their current environmental impacts and move towards more sustainable practices in ways grounded in Unitarian Universalism. [MORE]


Commit2Respond is a coalition of Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith and conscience working for climate justice. Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith and conscience have been on the frontlines of environmental justice for decades. United in collective action, connected through partnership, we will change the world. We are diverse in spiritual belief, yet united in faith that a better world is possible and that our collective power can create change. [MORE]

Welcoming Congregations

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A completely volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. First launched in 1990, the program grew out of an understanding that widespread prejudices and ignorance about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people existed within Unitarian Universalism, which resulted in the exclusion of LGBT people from our congregations.

The program also offers resources to congregations seeking to be more inclusive of people of diverse ages, abilities, cultures, etc. [MORE]