11135-65 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6H 1W3 · Traditional Lands of Treaty 6 First Nations

780-434-5819

info@westwoodunitarian.ca

A compassionate community of free religious thought, inviting all people to rest, grow, and serve the world.

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

Canadian Unitarian Council Dismantling Racism Study Group Final Report

It’s the Canadian Unitarian Council’s 2021 AGM tomorrow, Saturday 8th! Carl and I will be there (on zoom) representing Westwood; you’re welcome to attend, too, …

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Grow

Follow Up, Follow Through: Anti-Racism As Spiritual Practice

Many thanks to Donovan Hayden, for his thoughtful, inspiring presentation. Many who attended this service requested information to help them follow up and follow through, …

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CUC

Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice

CUSJ (Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice) is pleased to announce the publication of its most recent JUSTnews Magazine on the theme of Universal Basic Income.  …

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