Social justice teams are active in research, education, and activism. Specific areas of focus include:

  • Immigration justice: Our work on immigration justice provides assistance to those detained in the Berks Detention Center and works to shut down the center in coalition with Shut Down Berks Coalition. We participate in monthly vigils and meetings with partnering organizations.
  • LGBTQ justice: The Welcoming Congregation Committee focuses on meeting the goals for annual renewal of our status as a Welcoming Congregation.
  • Statewide advocacy: Pennsylvania UUs work together through UU Justice PA. The mission of UU Justice PA is: Pursuing justice by voting, advocating and making just public policies.
  • Anti-racism, anti-oppression: UU Berks participates in several anti-racism trainings and other anti-oppression programs throughout the year.

“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways. And from what I see, I am sure it bends towards justice.”

~ Theodore Parker, Unitarian minister