The Moral Arc of the Universe Bends Toward Justice

"I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience.  And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice."  Rev. Theodore Parker

Not since the day when Parker first spoke about the moral arc of the universe bending toward justice has the the world been more divided.  We face national and international challenges of economic oppression and environmental disaster, the erosion of civil liberties, gender discrimination and humanitarian crises of immense proportions.  

Unitarian Universalists have been at the forefront of advocacy and witness for social justice for nearly 200 years.  UU's still have a lot of "bending" to do.

H.L. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore" when he was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, said "If you want peace, work for justice."  The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Maryland offers opportunities to work for justice locally, nationally and internationally.  You can advocate, act and learn with UU-related and congregationally-supported organizations such as the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, the UU United Nations OfficeUU Legislative Ministry of Maryland, UU's for Social Justice in the National Capital Area, Creature Connections,  Black Lives Matter and People Acting Together in Howard (PATH).

Learn How You Can Make a Difference

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia Social Justice Committee offers members, friends, youth and children many opportunities to work for justice and to make a difference in the world and for humankind.  These opportunities range from several hours once a year to several hours once a month to more intense activities.

Among these opportunities is letter-writing advocacy. Get the tool kit.

CONTACT US: socialaction@uucolumbia.net

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