Standing on the Side of Love

Social Justice

The Social Justice Community provides a focus for the social justice concerns of the congregation by leading our involvement in ongoing community activities and by coordinating our participation in various projects and social actions throughout the year. The committee focuses on building community within itself and the congregation in addition to working on social justice concerns. Currently we do this by sponsoring classes in Non-Violent Communication and leading opportunities for people to have structured 'Conversations for Two'.

Our end of the church year dinner for community members and friends to enjoy each other's' company and reflect on our activities and accomplishments is becoming a new and treasured tradition. We have many partnerships including the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, the UU Urban Ministry and Jericho Road Roxbury, UUMass Action, the Boston New Sanctuary Movement, and the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, to name some but not all. Some of the issues addressed by these groups are health care access and cost accountability, reducing gun violence, homelessness, domestic violence, and immigration justice.

“Campaign Against Gun Violence” History at First Church in Boston