Throughout Unitarian and Universalist history, women and men have shown great courage and taken huge personal risks on behalf of their visions of a more just and equitable society. Famous Unitarians and Universalists such as suffragist Susan B. Anthony, civil rights leader Whitney Young, diplomat Adlai Stevenson, or American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, are far outnumbered by the literally hundreds and thousands of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) who have spent decades laboring for justice in their own communities.
This tradition has had a lasting impact on Unitarian Universalism. Social justice work is incorporated into our seven Unitarian Universalist Principles, which all member congregations affirm and promote. These Principles are also a part of the UUA Bylaws, which govern the work of our Association.
MVUUC has been and continues to be involved in a variety of Social Action projects.
These include working to pass and uphold anti-discrimination ordinances in Bowling Green.
Our continuing Social Action activities include:
Regularly supporting the Toledo Area Ministries Hygiene Pantry;
Hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive twice a year;
Ongoing collection of food items for The Common Good Food Bank;
Backpacks for the homeless;
Cleaning a mile the Slippery Elm Trail several times a year;
Supporting the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Standing on the Side of Love campaign;
Using our facility for events for Bittersweet Farms.