A Place for Everyone

Justice and inclusion are woven into everything we do at UUCGT. Our Sunday services often focus on relevant local and national justice issues and our membership has a long history of being on the front lines of community action for justice. There are many opportunities to get involved and get informed right here in Traverse City and beyond.

Check out the Unitarian Universalists Association’s vast network focused on Justice and Inclusion (link opens in new window). The Grand Traverse Unitarian Universalist community mirrors on a local level all that you’ll find at the national level.

Social Justice

As Unitarian Universalists of Grand Traverse, we believe that LOVE is the ultimate guiding force in our world. We believe we are all compelled to speak out against injustice.

Women's Day March 2020 photos

UUCGT supporting the Women’s Day March in Traverse City, October 17th, 2020

Marriage Equality March

Equal Marriage for All

Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Action Committee engages and educates UUCGT members and friends on the what, where, when and why of critical social justice issues and activities. The Committee aims to be a resource to build and grow a dialogic culture at UUCGT and in the community at large, modeling the six sources of the UU tradition.

The goal is to nurture compassionate involvement in social justice in the UUCGT and beyond by:

 Direct social service (direct assistance to those in need)

 Education on social justice issues in light of our religious tradition

 Social witness (making public the convictions of UUCGT on social justice issues)

 Social action (organized efforts to influence policy and decision-makers)

“The Prophetic Imperative: Social gospel in theory and practice” by Richard S. Gilbert

We recommend becoming familiar with the following Unitarian Universalist websites:

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Love Resists: https://www.uua.org/loveresists
UU Service Committee: https://www.uusc.org/
Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network: https://www.uujustice.org/

We also recommend the following book for those interested:
“The Prophetic Imperative: Social gospel in theory and practice” by Richard S. Gilbert, Skinner House Books, 2000

We’d love to have you join us! Let’s make a difference together!