“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ways in which United is present in movements toward justice:
- Faith and the Environment Weekends
- Advocacy Days at the State Legislature
- Community Engagement and Empowerment
- Supporting Marriage Equality
- Partnerships with Community Organizations
Ongoing Initiatives and Partnerships:
Immigration Task Force:
United has declared itself an immigrant welcoming congregation and has worked for many years to understand immigration issues, advocate for immigration reform, and stand with our brothers and sisters from other countries, documented or not. United’s Immigration Task Force meets monthly to plan education, advocacy, and welcoming actions to respond to immigrant needs and changing national and local policy toward immigrants. Interested? Contact Bonney Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help support and advocate for immigrants and immigration reform in a variety of ways. The City of Santa Fe has information on its website about how to help the many refugees who are now being transported and released in Albuquerque. To donate funds or volunteer, visit the Santa Fe, New Mexico website (click here).
United hosts a Faith and the Environment Weekend each year to draw attention to the call to care for all of God’s creation. Keynoters have included William deBuys, Jeffery Rowthorn, and Anne Rowthorn.
United’s Whole Earth Covenant
Marriage Equality and LGBTQ Rights:
United is an open and affirming congregation, welcoming and supporting all individuals regardless of who they love or their gender or sexual identity. The pastoral staff and members of United are actively engaged in securing and protecting the rights of LGBTQ persons. United Church was on the frontlines as New Mexico legalized same gender marriage.
More than 20 gay couples wed, Santa Fe New Mexican, August 23, 2013