ILLINOIS:  Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI) – Building Community for Justice

UUANI powers the social justice work of congregations.  UUANI provides Unitarian Universalists across Illinois with advocacy and legislative leadership to effectively build community and power to promote justice and a healthy planet. We bring social justice into the heart of spiritual life of congregations and develop ways for church communities to live the UU principles. We help bridge communities and congregations and align spirituality with tangible actions to affect change.

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INTERNATIONAL:  UUA United Nations Office

Program Mission:  The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO), part of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), promotes human rights, peace and justice throughout the world.

What We Do

  • Our Every Child is Our Child program provides educational support and healthcare access to children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDs in Ghana.
  • Committed to advancing equal rights for all humans regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI), our LGBTQ/SOGI Human Rights program brings LGBTQ human rights to the forefront of the UN agenda.
  • By focusing on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, our Women’s Initiative program supports strong voices and stronger actions, with particular emphasis on the global ratification/implementation of an international bill of rights for women known as the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
  • Bolstering the UU climate change movement through advocacy and educational resources, our Climate Justice Initiative program collaborates with like-minded organizations at the UN, calling for global action in the name of a sustainable future for all.
  • Learn more about Our Influence at the UN!

UUA Climate Change Initiative

Program Mission:  We can and should act to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.  A basic UU principle is to respect and promote the interdependent web of existence.  We have the potential to be leaders inspiring action to keep our earth sustainable for all people now and in future generations.  It is with this knowledge that the UU-UNO works to advocate for change on the global scale, raising awareness and inspiring climate change mitigation initiatives at the community and congregational level.

Climate Action Teams


As a Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) program, CATs’ values are founded on the UU-UNO Climate Justice Initiative values. These values are based on Unitarian Universalist Principles, with support from the 2006 UUA Statement of Conscience: “Threat of Global Warming, 2006 Statement of Conscience” and the 2015 Action of Immediate Witness (AIW): “Support a Strong a Strong, Compassionate Global Climate Agreement in 2015: Act for a Livable Climate”.

Overall Goals

  1. Your congregation and local community’s carbon footprint is lowered.
  2. Climate change mitigation and adaptation policy is implemented at the local, national, and international level.
  3. Climate change solutions are socially just.
  4. Your Climate Action Team is actively involved in the UU Commit2Respond network.

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