Social Justice Task Forces
Social justice permeates all that we do together at the UU Church of Bloomington, and is integral to our worship services and Lifespan Religious Education programs. Our Social Justice Task Forces are formed when a number of people wish to work together around a specific social justice area.
Green Sanctuary Task Force
The Green Sanctuary Task Force on Global Climate Change helps promote mindful, Earth-centered living, working to educate and motivate individuals and institutions to take positive steps toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Habitat Task Force
The Habitat Task Force educates the congregation about local housing needs, including the purpose and accomplishments of Habitat for Humanity and other housing-related groups.
Hope for Prisoners Task Force
The Hope for Prisoners Task Force advocates for and becomes actively involved with persons who are currently or recently incarcerated and their families, and seeks to be a voice for humane treatment and positive changes in the criminal justice system.
Hunger/Homelessness Task Force
The Hunger Task Force raises awareness and tackles the growing problem of hunger in our community. We partner with other Bloomington organizations that also work to alleviate this problem.
International Outreach Task Force
The International Outreach Task Force (IOTF) provides direct financial, material, and humanitarian support to Spurgeons Academy, a school for AIDS orphans in Kibera, a sprawling slum in Nairobi.
Just Peace Task Force
The Just Peace (Peace and Economic Justice) Task Force works for diplomatic, not military, solutions to conflicts. We advocate nuclear arms control and disarmament and reduced military spending.
Racial Justice Task Force
The Racial Justice Task Force works to dismantle racism in ourselves and our institutions through education and action and supports and engages in activities led by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) groups.
Rainbow Rights Task Force
The Rainbow Rights Task Force seeks to revive, document, and advance the knowledge, concerns, and rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, communities, and causes, advocating for spiritual wholeness in relation to gender and sexuality.
Refugee/Immigration Support and Education Task Force
The RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Support and Education) Task Force sponsors a family who arrived here in Bloomington from Afghanistan in December, 2021, to help them and other refugees until they can get on their feet and feel safe and welcomed.
Reproductive Justice Task Force
The Reproductive Justice Task Force supports the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.
Information for Social Justice Leaders
- November 2023 Selected T-Account Balances monthly update
- Social Justice Months and new to uu 2022-23
A Social Justice month consists of having a Social Justice Moment during both services usually the first Sunday of the month, using the bulletin board at the Social Justice table in the commons, using month for more extensive information about task force
- Football Parking Task Force Dates 2022
- Football Fundraiser Parking Instructions 2022
- 3rd Sunday SJ Film Series Handbook
- SJFC Fall Grant Application 2017
UUCB Policies and Procedures
- Social Justice Moments and Announcements 2022
- Lay Leaders Basics 2018
- Publications and Other Kinds of Publicity
- 2023 Petition to Fundraise
- Tabling Policy for non-Church Organizations
- UUCB Fiscal Manual - money handling procedure
- Emergency and Safety Procedures
- Alcohol Use Policy
- Social Media Policy