Social Justice

Rev. Macklin at Courthouse


 Social Justice permeates all programming at the UU Church of Bloomington – worship, religious education, fellowship, and special groups like Chalice Circles and the choir. Social Justice Task Forces are formed when a number of people wish to work together around a specific social justice area.

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Our Social Justice Task Forces are changing the world!

May we persist,
and resist,
and insist
on justice!


  • End of Life Task Force (is currently inactive) and believes that our cultural consciousness needs to change with respect to death, terminal illnesses, aging, grief, and other parts of the end of life and will work to do so.


UU chalice with leaf instead of flame

The  Green Sanctuary Task Force helps members create sustainable lifestyles and reduce carbon footprints. Marcia Veldman 


Habitat TF Logo

Habitat for Humanity Task Force helps provide decent afforable housing in Monroe County. Barb Berggoetz or Kathleen Chmelewski


Feed Our Hungy Neighbors Logo

Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors Task Force engages in projects to reduce hunger in our community. Anne Graham

The Homelessness Task Force works with agencies to provide services/support to homeless people, to develop strategies dealing with issues related to homelessness including hunger and unemployment,  and to end homelessness. Alan Backler


Friends of Prisoners Logo

The Hope for Prisoners Task Force works on projects based on recognizing humanity of those in prison and their families. Mary Goetze


IOTF Logo color crop

The International Outreach Task Force (IOTF)  works to better human lives and build human bridges between people of different cultures. Claire Robertson


Just Peace Logo

The Just Peace Task Force contributes to a just peace at local, national, and global level.David Keppel


The Racial Justice Task Force joins the movement to co-create a racially just world.  Martha Foster



Rainbow Rights Logo

The Rainbow Rights Task Force seeks to work with and for the congregation in the area of LGBTQ rights and concerns.  Amy Makice

Repro Freedom flower (1)

The Reproductive Justice Task Force promotes an active liberal voice to educate ourselves and the community, advocates for reproductive justice, and connects with community partners to ensure reproductive justice for all women and men. Nan McKinley or  Deborah Meader

The Refugee Task Force is working with Exodus Refugee of Indianapolis to determine how to best support their mission of  welcoming refugees to Indiana.-Deb Fish 


Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation

On March 9, 2017, our congregation voted to become a Sanctuary Congregation.


Information for Social Justice Leaders


SJ Annual Report 2016-7


More Social Justice

Social Justice Funds Committee   administers SJ Grants and facilitates selection of 25% of Sunday Plate recipient.

The application for 25% Sunday Plate for year 2018-2019 is now open until April 30, 2018. Click here for the application guidelines.

Email Steve Mascari at for the application.

The 2017-18 recipient is All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center 

The 2016-17 recipient was New-Leaf New-Life

 Steve Mascari

MCUM Monroe County United Ministries board member Jackie Hall

SJ Chair Jackie Hall