Social Justice


Social Justice is an important part of our church and our history. We participate in many events throughout the year where you can be of service.

One of the great ways to start is to attend the Social Justice Committee meeting. Also, you can check our calendar for any upcoming opportunities.

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) consists of at least five members elected at a congregational meeting. Members serve two-year terms and may be re-elected. Other persons may serve on the committee as non-voting members. The SJC keeps informed of events and issues of concern to religious liberals and encourages the study of such issues by church members. It informs the membership of needs and opportunities for social action and makes recommendations of ways and means to achieve effective action. The SJC sponsors the Saturday Afternoon Forum and the Social Justice Book Club.

Currently, the committee is focused on economic justice, racial justice, and voting rights. The committee decides how to take action in these and other areas and how funds should be disbursed. Committee members also decide on speakers to invite to upcoming Saturday Afternoon Forum programs. Please contact the church office if you would like to attend the monthly Zoom meeting.

SJC Saturday Afternoon Forum - For more information please contact us at (657) 208-3606 or 

PUBLIC RECORDS ACT WORKSHOP ~SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2024 ~1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. (Doors open at 12:30 P.M.) 

Learn about the California Public Records Act, the state's freedom of information law, which gives people the power to not only see what public officials do behind closed doors, but hold them accountable for their actions. Speakers will provide real-life examples of how this act has been applied at the local and state-level, share techniques about how to obtain the records being sought, and answer questions from the audience. 

Fundraiser for Ruth Shapin Memorial Fund 

You can help raise funds for our ongoing social justice programs when you purchase books in the link below. In addition to 10% of the purchase price going to UUCA, will set aside an additional 10% that will be distributed to local, independent book sellers. 


Time: 4th Sunday of the month, 1:00pm



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Racial Justice

Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement

On July 19, 2020, the UUCA Board and Social Justice Committee issued the following statement of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement:

"We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, in recognition of the long, pervasive history of racism against African-Americans and other People of Color in the U.S., wish to voice our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. We express our strong support for this movement by opposing police brutality, mass imprisonment of African-Americans, racial profiling, racial discrimination, economic injustices, voter restrictions, and other injustices which negatively impact the Black community. We vow to join the BLM struggle for justice and equality, and stand in solidarity with our African-American brothers and sisters."

SJC Book Club: tbd

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California

Economic Justice

Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

United to End Homelessness's overall goal is to end homelessness in Orange County. Key to achieving this is implementing the recommendations laid out in the groundbreaking 2017 UCI Homelessness Cost study. To that end, United to End Homelessness will:

Please sign their pledge to #EndHomelessnessOC.   

Voting Rights

UU the Vote - UU the Vote is a non-partisan faith initiative to engage our neighbors, educate our communities, mobilize voters, and rally around key ballot initiatives. All through 2020 the UUA is supporting congregations and UU organizations in activating thousands of Unitarian Universalists to mobilize for electoral justice at the local, state and national levels. Want to do more? You could: