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Social Justice

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 movie nights.​

Through 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.​

Did You Know?

Social Justice initiatives have been active at Westwood since its early days. Many thanks to Carl Ulrich for creating a history and summary of Westwood Social Justice work.

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.

 We look forward to your participation in any of our Social Justice meetings or events. Please check the events calendar for details of these meetings and activities. We usually meet the first Thursday of the month,7:15 pm, at Westwood.

“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 sjc@westwoodunitarian.ca

Social Justice Events & Information

CUC

Black Lives Matter – A Canadian Perspective

Featured Events: Black Lives Matter Roundtable: A Canadian UU Perspective Thursday, June 25 5:00 PM  Join a panel of Canadian UUs, including representatives of our Dismantling …

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CUC

Canadian Unitarian Council Releases Statement On Police Violence Against Indigenous People

Photo Credit BriarPatch Magazine In 2020, more Indigenous people have died as a direct result of their interactions with Canadian police forces. Most recently the …

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Social Justice Committee

Learn Cree Online – Free Course

As part of its ongoing efforts at Reconciliation, Westwood encourages its members and friends to acquire some Cree Language. Cree is the most common language …

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