Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship engages the entire congregation in its Justice Ministry. Grounded in Unitarian Universalist faith and values, the Chalice Justice Ministry offers congregants:
- ways to learn more about vital issues of the day and serve others;
- active relationship with Unitarian Universalist initiatives, interfaith coalitions, movements or groups led by members of an impacted community, and legislative advocacy;
- actions of witness or protest.
During this time of the coronavirus, the Chalice community has taken to social action online. Please see below for ways you can get involved and make an impact right now!
Check out Pachamama.com This organization offers an array of programs to bring about transformative growth, including Ecological Living and Emotional Healing.
League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) now has virtual meetings on the 4th Thursday at 7pm. Contact Willie Lubka for information.
WAYS TO HELP OUR WIDER COMMUNITY – “Everything is connected.”
Our UU Justice Ministry of California created a link to “Tell Your State Representatives: I Support #Health4All Californians!” Add your voice to others from Chalice, MICOP, CAUSE and throughout CA who met with legislators on Zoom for Immigrant Lobby Day, May 11. Ask legislators for their support: https://uujmca.salsalabs.org/health4all2020/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=82884ac2-021f-4e6f-9d18-cc9ea17c5ffb
Can you share stimulus funds? Click here: https://805undocufund.org/donate/ This collective effort by Ventura and Santa Barbara County-based grassroots organizations assists local undocumented immigrant individuals and families who are excluded from federally funded safety net programs and are suffering due to disasters in our community like wildfires, mudslides, and the coronavirus.
Adelante Comunidad Conejo – Lisa Bortman set up Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:30pm for Chalice donations of food and supplies (TP, soap, detergent) to be received by Adelante at the United Methodist Church on Janss Rd. If you can’t make that time, please leave your donation on Lisa’s front stoop for a Thursday delivery, or contact Barbara Leighton, email@example.com. Adelante is a small 501c3 group serving local families who may lack transportation and have been hard hit by coronavirus shut-downs. Volunteers can help with deliveries. All donations are really appreciated. Please see: www.adelantecomunidadconejo.org
Harbor House – Is operating a Daily Pick Up Lunch Program to replace the meal program during this time. You can get instructions and sign-up for a specific day by clicking on the direct link here:
UU the vote – Activate your values in this important year. Contact Pamela Lopez to get involved in postcard or letter writing campaigns to fight voter suppression. firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, check the Chalice Social Justice page on Facebook, or review the Justice portion of www.Chaliceuu.org for other ideas.