This Sunday is UUSC Justice Sunday, when we focus on the human-rights work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and this Sunday’s offering will go to the Service Committee.
The Service Committee began during World War II, when Unitarian Minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha went to Czechoslovakia to rescue artists, intellectuals, Jews, and others targeted by the Nazis. Since that time, the Service Committee has been challenging those who would deny others their human rights.
Today we see that challenge to human rights most dramatically in Ukraine. And UUSC is responding.
One part of UUSC programming is responding to humanitarian crisis. That is what it is doing right now with the disaster in Ukraine. It is supporting a long-time partner in Hungary as it aids Ukrainian refugees fleeing the violence and destruction.
UUSC is doing more. It is working with over 50 partners around the world to advance human rights. The Service Committee focuses on the marginalized, those left behind by larger aid organizations. And, instead of merely providing “aid,” it empowers local people and organizations to take control in addressing their issues.
UUSC is a membership organization based upon our UU principles. It receives no money from the UUA. Instead, its support comes from UUs and friends like you who believe in its mission. Gifts of $150 or more will be matched by the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock.
Join us Sunday—in Church or online—to support Justice, and UUSC. If we don’t see you in Church (and even if we do!), you can donate online at www.uusc.org.