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Social Justice Action Groups

Promise The Children: Promise the Children (PTC) is a community of activists for children within UUCA. PTC provides a unifying voice for our faith community to speak and act on behalf of children. We advocate for a public agenda that ensures the well-being of all of Georgia’s children. And we put our faith into action through direct service, working with organizations that serve children in need. We are committed to a world where children are safe, healthy, educated, employable, and connected to their family and community. Visit our website by clicking here.Find-your-place-to-serve

Interweave: Interweave – A community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed and queer (LGBTQIQ) persons and allies within UUCA. As a Welcoming Congregation, UUCA includes LGBTQIQ persons fully in the life of the congregation. Interweave UUCA is a chapter of Interweave Continental and also sponsors a monthly PFLAG meeting at UUCA. To join the Interweave UUCA email list or for more info, contact Eben Buchanan at interweave@uuca.org.

Peace Network: A team of UUCA members and friends working for global peace. Regular activities include Third Thursday Cinema. For more info, contact Sven Lovegren at solovegren@yahoo.com or 404-634-7750.

Racial & Economic Justice Committee: A group working to increase racial and ethnic diversity in our congregation and denomination, and working together for racial and economic justice with others in our congregation, community, nation, and world. Contact Pax Riddle at pax@riddle.net.

Dining For Women: UUCA is home to two chapters of this national organization, where women come together for a potluck meal while raising funds for a different global women’s charity each month. Contact: Mary Crawley at mcrawley@wans.net.

UUs Combating Climate Change (UUCCC): Focuses on educating and informing group members and UUCA congregants on how they can combat climate change on a personal level, including daily dietary changes, living activities, and driving habits.  UUCCC also organizes regular events to contact lawmakers regarding positive legislation to fight climate change. Contact Hoke Kimball at hokekimball@bellsouth.net.

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME): Founded in 1971, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME) works within the Unitarian Universalist community to promote peace and justice in Israel-Palestine, including a settlement of the conflict affirming the equality, dignity, freedom and security of all peoples involved.  Contact Linda Bell at Elbell51@yahoo.com or 706-853-0430

UUCA Partners in Education:  For over twenty years UUCA has worked in partnership with Hope-Hill Elementary School to promote educational achievement and general well-being of students and their families in inner city Atlanta. To provide even more support for students in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, we also work in partnership with Operation P.E.A.C.E., which provides free after-school and summer care. And, on Saturdays, UUCA members and friends work with our partners at the Big Bethel AME Church’s Saturday School for at-risk children. For more information visit their website at uucapartnersineducation.org/

The Humanist Action Forum. Discussion and learning about humanist principles, such as seeking scientific understanding of the world around us and finding human solutions to human problems. The Humanist Fellowship meets at UUCA on Sundays from 11:15 am – 12:30 pm. Participants are encouraged to bring a donation for the food bank. For more information, email Hart Ramm at hartramm@comcast.net or call him at 770-592-7338.

Give Away the Plate

sketch-of-hand-on-abstract-background-vector-illustration_G1ItBM_uThrough this exciting and generous ministry, we give away our Sunday morning offering once a month to select non-profit groups and a variety of denominational causes. Generosity is one of many ways UUCA supports social justice work within Atlanta and the world.

Please read more about this wonderful program here. Each nomination is reviewed by the Senior Minister and Director of Congregational Life. For more information or to nominate an organization, email Jessica.Seales@uuca.org.