The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian organization that promotes human rights and social justice worldwide.

UUSC FOCUS AREAS:

RIGHTS IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES

In disasters and wars, people are not all affected in the same way. Their race, gender, class, religion, political beliefs, ethnicity, and immigration status all deeply influence how they will access the aid provided and whether they will be able to rebuild their lives the way they were.

CIVIL LIBERTIES

Guaranteed to every individual, civil liberties are rights that assure equal participation in government processes and provide protection from arbitrary intrusions. These rights are fundamental to the defense of all rights and the exercise of democratic processes — the ways in which democratic government is enjoyed, exercised, defended, and upheld. Civil liberties must be applied to and enjoyed by all, regardless of race, class, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, or immigration status.

ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Economic justice is essential for securing basic human rights, alleviating local and global poverty, and achieving a more peaceful and just world. As a human rights and social justice organization, UUSC embraces a vision of economic human rights, recognizing that workers’ rights are human rights.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

The human right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use. An important part of the strategy of the Environmental Justice Program is to hold corporate elites accountable for water injustices. UUSC has made important advances in pressuring private water utilities and beverage and electronics companies to address the human right to water in their operations.

Mission Statement:

To encourage the Live Oak UU Congregation to support the UUSC and its mission to advance human rights around the world.

Active State: Active

Group Type: Team

Contact Person: Larry Smith and Tim Buckley

Contact Email: uusc@liveoakuu.org

Ministry: Community Outreach

Group’s Parent Group: Community Outreach Team