I am currently working in conjunction with the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California to establish the California Equity Ministry. This effort is designed to be a faith based response to discrimination based on race, class and culture. Coming directly from my experience as Intern Minister at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, it is rooted in and targeted at UUs to start, but the hope is that this will be a multi faith and multi cultural effort in the end. Now through July 4, we will be raising funds through the UU crowdfunding site Faithify.org. I hope you will please check it out and consider contributing to this important work that is needed now more than ever.
Equity Ministry is a spiritually based engagement of social justice as it specifically intersects with issues of race, class and culture. By encouraging congregations to nurture connections with diverse populations, creating opportunities for learning and cultural competency, engaging in meaningful social action and cultivating spiritual development, Equity Ministry will help spiritual communities live out the promise of the second Unitarian Universalist principle: “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.”