Faith in Action
Our work for justice is based on the principles of equality and solidarity. How we live matters; our living can make a positive difference in the world. We honor the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and honor all life. We have a long tradition of involvement in work for social change.
Our Goals are to:
1. Provide opportunities to grow and be transformed through action and service.
2. Educate others and invite the wider community to join us in living our seven Unitarian Universalist Association Principles.
3. Be a community leader in social justice through the active participation of the members and in coalition with other justice-seeking organizations.
The Social Justice Council leads our efforts, and provides vision, direction, and organizational support for our growing involvement in social justice activities.
We Affirm and Promote
Equality, Education, & Safety
- Our Gay Rights Task Force works to eliminate discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people.
- Our Gun Violence Prevention Task Force was formed to reduce the suffering caused by gun violence in our country and, especially, in Colorado. Its aims are to make it harder for dangerous people to obtain firearms, and to reduce the number of victims that can be assaulted by a shooter. The task force works in collaboration with Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, a multi-congregational group of congregations, ranging from the Front Range to Summit County.
- Our Racial Justice Task Force helps us to explore Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression/Multiculturalism (ARAOMC) within the framework of our faith.
- Our Immigration Justice Task Force works to eliminate unjust immigration policies that are tearing families apart.
- We Stand on the Side of Love with the Unitarian Universalist Association and with Unitarian Universalists around the world.
Housing for the Homeless & Food for the Hungry
- The Habitat Interfaith Alliance Task Force works in conjunction with 12 other faith groups and the Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. We have built 12 houses so far!
- Our Homeless Justice Task Force assists people experiencing homelessness by educating congregation members about the issue, recruiting volunteers for direct service, and establishing partnerships with like-minded organizations.
- We collect donations of food, clothing and money to support people and families in need through Intergrated Family Community Services.
- Our Green First Task Force seeks to reduce resource consumption and overuse through education and support of our members and community to live environmentally-sustainable lifestyles. First Universalist is accredited with the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Green Sanctuary!
- Our Ethical Eating Task Force seeks to educate and inspire our members and community to practice ethical eating in daily life, and to support organizations and businesses who hold ethical food practices.