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Congregations Take Action: Resources for Justice

Congregational Best Practice

The 2014 recipient of the Bennett Award for Congregational Action on Human Justice and Social Action is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, OH.

Building on a long and distinguished history of social activism and service, the UU Church of Akron has a growing and thriving social justice ministry.

Thanks in large part to dynamic partnerships with local organizations, to their focus on three key program areas, and to a hands-on, experiential approach to social action that engages church members across the generations, the UU Church of Akron comes together to live out a mission to be “a prominent force for social justice” in their local community and in the world at large.

Although they do not confine their work to their three focus areas, the UU Church of Akron devotes the majority of its social justice energy to Immigration, Food Justice, and LGBTQ Outreach. Focusing on these three areas has transformed the way the church organizes their social justice ministry, moving them from a traditional, top-down social action committee model to dynamic, issue-oriented teams that enable the congregation to connect passion with purpose. Read the full story to learn more.

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Last updated on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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