Social Justice at Westwood happens…
- Through the many individual efforts and causes of our members: The Westwood community is a means of networking and increasing exposure.
- Through the Social Justice Committee, which encourages all to participate in advocacy, education or protest activities but may also act as a body essentially independent of the congregation in those activities.
- Through major projects or causes that are approved by the congregation, after being researched and brought to vote by the Social Justice Committee.
- Through Westwood’s Social Justice Committee’s membership in the Greater Edmonton Alliance.
- Though our congregation’s commitment to be a Welcoming Congregation.
- Through our congregation’s engagement with Truth, Healing and Reconciliation.
- Through our congregation’s membership in the Canadian Unitarian Council, which researches, votes on, and puts forth position statements on many controversial or neglected social issues such as drug legalization, same sex marriage, aboriginal rights etc.
In addition, Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice (CUSJ) is a voluntary nationwide group, affiliated with but separate from the Canadian Unitarian Council, which applies Unitarian principles primarily through advocacy, lobbying and education.
The Social Justice Committee meets monthly (usually the first Thursday evening of the month). We often meet in the home of one our members. Contact us for more details.
We look forward to your participation in any of our meetings or events. Please check the evnets calendar for details of these meetings and activities.
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” – Thomas Merton
Contact Westwood’s Social Justice committee:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org