A commitment to social action is a natural extension of our Unitarian Universalist principles, and the Shoreline UU Mission explicitly calls for us to promote social, economic and environmental justice. We encourage members, youth and children to learn, but also become actively involved with justice issues, ensuring that our actions as a congregation are socially responsible, and identifying ways to be of service in the world, particularly in our local community.
This December we continue our annual support of Covenant to Care by adopting several families assigned to Shoreline by our social worker. Specific requested items can be selected from the Christmas tree in the coffee room and the purchased unwrapped gifts should be brought to SUUS.
The Social Action Committee is sponsoring a Congregational Read. Copies of "The Collapse of Western Civilations: A view from the Future", by Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway, are available from Yann vanHeurck on Sundays. SAC is offering a discussion on this short but provocative tale of a future world devastated by climate change, on January 25th from 12:30-2pm.
We continue our relationship with Hawkwing, the Native American Federal based non-profit and the South Dakota Lakota Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, with a grant writing workshop led by Hawkwing founder, Rochelle Ripley. This two-hour workshop will take place on Saturday, January 31.