The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix strives to be a spiritual community for our time, focused on diverse theological perspectives, radical inclusion, and knowing that issues of justice and equity shape everything we do.
With a special awareness for those who have been historically marginalized, we welcome all, of every race, class, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, mental and physical ability and disability. We welcome your whole self, your family into our worship as we build a community of caring, courage, and hope.
We are passionate about anti-racism, anti-oppression, equality, and justice work. Social justice is not just a component of our ministry; it is embedded into every part of us. We strive for a multicultural anti-oppression presence in every aspect of what we do, including worship, outreach, and even committee work.
Some Environmental Groups in AZ, Because You Asked
Earth Justice Ministry at UUCP: email@example.com Monthly meetings on second Sundays at 1:30 pm via Zoom. Maintains an email group for members and informs about issues and bills of interest environmentally. Sometimes sponsors own events: films, talks, and helps with worship services.
UUA Green Sanctuary office – Rev. Karen Brammer https://www.uumfe.org/ Has a wealth of information about how UUs can take action, help with worship, share justice stories, recommend books, and more.
Interfaith Power and Light – www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/ is the national organization- currently has links to watch “Kiss the Ground” and an online petition to Secy of Ag, Vilsack to dedicate resources to regenerative farming.
AZIPL – local chapter of above org.- contact AZIPL.org or Director Doug Bland, doug.bland@azipl. They are currently seeking Faithful Advocacy Captains to be local leaders for IPL. Contact Doug if you are interested.
Chispa – a Latin-X arm of the League of Conservation Voters that is both a 501(c)3 and a 501(c)4 (lobby group). Works to develop environmental leaders in the Latin-X community. Partners with Project Roots to develop farming skills and nutrition awareness. Puts on programs like “Right to Breathe”. Learn more at https://chispaaz.org/ and on their Facebook page.
AFN- Arizona Faith Network – CCC or Cherishing Creation Collaborative – www.arizonafaithnetwork.org/ – Has weekly events newsletter- Primarily working to get sponsorship of a bill to permanently protect the Grand Canyon from uranium mining and a development at Tusayan.. Both threaten native water supplies- seeps, springs, and quality of river water. Also coordinating with churches to provide refuge from Extreme Heat.
The Sierra Club – www.sierraclub.org/arizona Has hikes, trail repairing, clean-up events, newsletters, legislative updates, and advocacy.
Apache Stronghold – the San Carlos Apache website opposing the Resolution Copper mine at Oak Flat. For updates, email Sylvia Barrett firstname.lastname@example.org