Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Committee has been an active participant in UU Nashua Church affairs since 1987, organizing educational events, initiating/supporting outreach programs, and helping to serve as our congregation's social justice advocates.

We have a table most Sundays during coffee hour, and we invite you to stop by for conversation and exploration about how you can get involved. Come see us!

Ending Hunger and Homelessness Project (EHH)

Since January, 2012, the EHH Project has been a major focus of the Social Justice Committee. With church-wide participation and numerous opportunities for member involvement, this project has become well integrated in our church life. Click here for more information.

Our Mission Statement

The Social Justice committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, grounded in our UU principles, is committed to making our church a force for positive social change in our community and in society at large.

Community Outreach

In 2006, the Social Justice Committee formed an ongoing "Community Outreach" sub-committee. This team organizes the Nashua Soup Kitchen meal preparation, manages the Sunday Outreach Collection program, and partners with other groups, including Harbor Homes and the Greater Nashua Continuum of Care toward the goal of ending hunger and homelessness in greater Nashua.

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Granite State Organizing Project

The Granite State Organizing Project (GSOP) is an organization in New Hampshire's Merrimack Valley (including Concord, Manchester, Nashua, and adjoining towns). It is made up of representatives from religious, labor, and community groups that work together to address local issues of vital concern and improve life in our region. The issues that GSOP have identified as most critical to our area are housing, healthcare, jobs, and education, and work is going on in each of those areas to research the underlying issues, consider the strategies that we might take, and initiate courses of action.

Our church is a sponsoring member of GSOP, and church members can get involved in various ways. Please check the GSOP web site or stop by the Social Justice Committee table for more information.

UUA General Assembly Resolutions

Every June, the GA passes a number of resolutions, classified either a "Statement of Conscience" or "Action of Immediate Witness," on issues of social justice:

You can investigate, by year, all the GA resolutions that have been adopted since 1961 by going to

Recommended Web Sites

Some web sites particularly recommended by the Social Justice Committee:

Some legislative/congressional oriented sites:

Senate Official Web Site
House Official Web Site
THOMAS (the most comprehensive legislative search engine)
Your link to Congress
Webster (New Hampshire legislative search engine)
State by state analysis of major political agendas

Some other recommended sites:

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
UUA Faith in Action
American Friends Service Committee
Interfaith Alliance
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
Death Penalty Resource Center
Campaign to End the Death Penalty