River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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UU Service Committee

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has been a powerful voice for human rights in the United States and internationally since 1939, when we were founded to help the victims of Nazi oppression in Europe during World War II . UUSC works for long-term solutions to human rights issues through partnerships with grassroots, community-based and regional organizations in the United States, South and Southeast Asia, Central Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean. Rather than imposing our ideas on partners, we offer local organizations and leaders the help they need to create long-term solutions to human rights challenges in their own communities.

Through advocacy, education and partnerships, UUSC protects and promotes programs and policies that empower women, defend the rights of children and support the struggles of oppressed racial, ethnic and indigenous groups. Our programs are based on Unitarian Universalist principles affirming the worth, dignity and human rights of every person and the interdependence of all life.

 In order to protect our independence, UUSC does not accept funding from the U.S. government or any other supporter that might limit our freedom to address sensitive human rights issues worldwide. We are an associate member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, but receive no general financial support from the UUA.

To learn more about UUSC's important work, or to become a member and put your UU values into action, please visit them online at www.uusc.org.

Also, visit the UUSC Hotwire weblog at www.uusc.org/blog/hotwire.html

Contact: Cynthia Green