Putting Our Faith into Action
Unitarian Universalists have a strong history of social action, both in their local community and on broader national and international issues. Members of the Halifax congregation have, over the years, been very active in such organizations as the Voice of Women (peace initiatives), support for HIV/Aids victims, performing same-sex marriages since 1976, becoming a Welcoming Congregation, supporting the right to medically-assisted death, supporting Hope Cottage (soup kitchen) and various environmental initiatives.
Today we are a Social Responsibility Committee with members representing
• environmental issues – the Climate Action Team
• LGBTQ issues – the Pride Parade Committee
• Food for the Hungry initiatives – Christmas Hamper Drive, UUCH neighborhood food bank
• international rights issues – an envoy to the Unitarian Universalist-United Nations Office
Other initiatives are brought forward by individuals or addressed as the need arises e.g. local events such as Halifax Waste Management issues, support for Democracy Week, or solidarity actions with Idle No More.