Social Justice

I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies…Take away from me the noise of your songs…but let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. –Amos 5:21, 23-24

The Social Justice Committee is the central vessel through which our advocacy and accompaniment flows. We seek to engage people in putting faith into action, to practice what we preach. Beyond charity, which we also participate in through our benevolence offering each week, we seek to engage people in ministries of accompaniment – being WITH and LED BY those who suffer from situations of social injustice rather than doing TO or FOR them. At its core, our ministry is about relationships. We also seek to educate ourselves and others about current issues of social injustice through bringing in speakers and using our Sunday liturgy to lift up these issues.

Meeting Times

FIRST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH, after service (12:15pm – 1:15pm). We welcome all newcomers!

Gloria Vicente

Ongoing Social Justice Initiatives at University Church

  • Fair Trade Treats
    Need coffee, tea, chocolate, almonds, cocoa? Stop by the Fair Trade table during coffee hour several Sundays each month where we are selling Equal Exchange Products – goods that protect the environment and workers. We sell Fair Trade because it is a faithful alternative to our present economic system.

Latest Social Justice News & Activities (see below)

23Oct 2012

For free. Right here. Right now. The entire 43-minute documentary. Many thanks to Sojourners for giving us a call and allowing Pastor Julian to help share commentary on the issue of poverty. Let’s keep working and praying on this! [youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://youtu.be/zZxjb4gB93A[/youtube]

28Sep 2012

  Title: SCREENING of “The Line” film (w/ Discussion + Free Meal) Location: Fellowship Hall Start Time: 7pm for a Free Meal; Film will begin at 7:30 (lasts 30 minutes), with discussion to follow Date: October 9, 2012 Link out: Click here Description: The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or […]

13Mar 2012

Gloria Vicente Kanu is a missionary with Guatemalan Cultural Action (ACG), a youth and communications worker, AND a member of University Church! She has been working for years now to help bring stability to that region of the world, our congregation has been in full support of her, and now she is hosting a live […]

16Jan 2012

We are inviting all of you to consider being a part of a delegation from University Church to attend this year’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days March 23-26 in Washington, DC.  Our delegation will be joining with hundreds of other people from across the country addressing issues that relate to social justice and our response as Christians.  […]

16Dec 2011

by Barb Havens I don’t have statistics regarding this, but I’m sure that North Americans are the largest consumers in the world.  Consumption is our middle name — from food to clothes to televisions to computers to EVERYTHING. For most of my life I purchased those goods without any thought of the source of those goods and […]