We, the member congregations of the UUA, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

– The 8th UU Principle, incorporated into UUCE Bylaws in 2021

Showing Up for Racial Justice

Our local chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) meets at UUCE on the first Thursday of each month, both in the Sanctuary and on Zoom. Though this is not a “UUCE Group” it is one of the ways our members and friends can participate in local justice actions and become better educated about racial justice issues.

Learn more at: https://surj.org/chapter/surj-eugene/

UUA Groups / Campaigns

These organizations affiliated with the UUA work to support racial justice, with resources and support for BIPOC and allies working to build the Beloved Community.

The Black Lives UU Organizing Collective is committed to expanding the power and capacity of Black UUs within our faith, as well as providing support, information and resources for Black Unitarian Universalists, and Justice-making and liberation throughout our faith” (blacklivesuu.org). 

Learn More at blacklivesuu.org

Side With Love is a public advocacy campaign seeking to harness Love’s Power to stop oppression, sponsored by the UUA. Their site is full of excellent resources for justice groups in addition to current ways to take action. 

Learn More at sidewithlove.org