While all UUA staff (and most UUs) are committed to helping to build a more just and equitable world, it is the express purpose of the Advocacy & Witness staff group to take Unitarian Universalist values out into the broader world – to advocate for issues that are important to UUs, to represent Unitarian Universalist values, and to empower UU congregations and individuals to do the same. This staff blog, Inspired Faith, Effective Action, is part of our efforts to communicate information to you in more timely and diverse ways. (We’ve been going for over a year now!) In addition, we maintain the social justice pages of uua.org, where you can find important dates, resources, and suggested actions, as well as several email lists. However, even though we ask for feedback, most of this communication is one-way.
This week, we are pleased to announce that the Advocacy & Witness staff group is now on facebook. Find us under Advocacy & Witness Initiatives of the Unitarian Universalist Association. From this page, you can read our blog, see other announcements including events, and view photos and videos. But more than that, facebook allows you to communicate with Advocacy & Witness and with other UUs engaged in social justice by leaving messages on the “Wall,” starting “Discussions,” and sharing photos of your social justice actions. Please join us on facebook, become a “fan,” invite other UUs engaged in social justice work to become fans, and share your work with Unitarian Universalists across the continent (and world).