Social Justice

Affirming the inherent worth of each person, our mutual interdependency, and our responsibility to help co-create a world in which every person has the opportunity to live to their full potential, social justice as a direct expression of our Unitarian Universalist faith. To the right you will find links to wizdUUm resources on issues of social justice, under seven broad categories.  As always, you are invited to contribute to our collection.

[UUA on Social Justice] [Standing on the Side of Love] [UU Service Committee]

Sermons on Social Justice

If Not Church, Then Where?

This is a sermon that I gave at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California on August 13, 2017.

wizdUUm Blogs on Social Justice

The Social (In)Justice of Thermostat Settings

San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area experienced an historic heatwave this weekend, with recorded temperatures in the city exceeding 100 degrees two days in a row. To give you some context, up until this week there had only been ten 100 degree or more days since 1904. That's only ten 100 degree or more days in 113 years. Because San Francisco so rarely gets hot, most houses do not have air conditioning. In the surrounding areas, temps average 10-20 degrees higher so some homes do have AC while others do not.

The thing is, air conditioning requires power. And so long as our energy comes from fossil fuels, running the AC burns more fossil fuels, which increases global warming, which results in hotter temperatures, which causes more people and businesses to run air-conditioners, which use more fossil fuels, which will make the temps even hotter....

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