A central aspect of Unitarian Universalism is to restore balance to our community and the world. This translates to a firm commitment to social justice action, which traces back to our principles. Because every person is sacred and there is an interdependent web of all existence, we cannot turn away from injustice.

Our justice work is more than just learning and sharing information. We aim to transform the world — and ourselves in the process. Social justice is woven throughout all of our programs, from religious education to worship to events. Our church leaders make programming and financial decisions based on our commitment to social justice.

You are invited to join in this mission. Transform yourself, as you transform the world.

Social Justice Opportunities at FUSIT:

  • Area Congregations Together (ACT): On the first Tuesday morning of each month, FUSIT provides volunteers to 
      • make and deliver 60 lunches (15 per volunteer) to the Ithaca Homeless Shelter.  To learn more, email jackiejab@me.com.
      • bag groceries at Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard, inside the Salvation Army on N. Albany St. Email Beth Howard at beth4howard@gmail.com.
  • Anti-Racism Ministry team offers educational and activist opportunities. Contact Beth Howard at beth4howard@gmail.com,
  • Babies First Babies First provides tangible help to babies, young children, and their families in need from all parts of Tompkins County by offering free baby equipment. To get involved, contact Walt Peck or Sue Rakow at babiesfirst@uuithaca.org.
  • Care Team Provides support and care for members and friends going through challenging times. 
  • Many Small Group Ministry groups include a service component.
  • Village at Ithaca is actively supported by FUSIT members. John Gaines can tell you more at jagivjagiv@gmail.com.

Check out other groups and volunteer opportunities.

To help us complete this list, please email office@uuithaca.org with any other social justice activity FUSIT congregants are engaged in.