UUJM California is a statewide justice education and advocacy ministry that serves to empower the moral voice of Unitarian Universalist values in the public arena in areas identified by California's UUs. Current focus areas are Climate Change and Water Justice, Healthcare Reform, and Marriage Equality. Kathy Smith has coordinated First Church involvement in UUJM Climate Change and Water Justice activities; Sylvia Ollinger has been involved in UUJM Healthcare Reform actions; Eric Isaacson and Jan Garbosky serve on the statewide Marriage Equality Steering Group; and Jan Garbosky serves on the UUJM Board.
Participation in UUJM organizationally and its activities address the following Outcome Statements:
We identify and challenge oppression within and beyond our church community so that all people may have their worth and dignity affirmed.
We address the needs and issues necessary to produce a more just, equitable, and compassionate society for each other, all beings, and the planet.
We are generous with our resources, time, and talents both to our church and to others in need.
To learn more about how to get involved with the UU Justice Ministry of California, go to their website at: