1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307 | 703-765-5950

Social Justice

Our Commitment to Social Justice

MVUC members march in support of LGBT rights, social justice

 

Mount Vernon Unitarian Church has a rich history of working for social justice, which remains vibrant today. We meet regularly to sustain many longstanding justice programs, collaborate with neighborhood groups, reach out to our larger world through Partner Churches, and take part in special one-time events as needs arise.

For example, MVUC volunteers support  voter registration drives and LGBTQ advocacy. We are an active member of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE). We support Planned Parenthood of the Metro Area.

Our property has been recognized by the UUA as a Green Sanctuary, indicating our commitment to preserving the environment.

We are dedicated to helping the homeless and those living in poverty in the Route 1 corridor.

Some of our collaborating organizations are interfaith, while others are alliances with other Unitarian Universalist congregations. The organizations with which we are affiliated are described in Social Justice in Our Larger World.

Projects and Who to Contact

If you want to contact individuals responsible for various aspects of the Social Justice program, here is more information:

PositionVolunteer
Social Justice Council CoordinatorLinda Doyle (2018)
Partner Churches
(Romania & India)
Lisa Gillispie
Blood DriveMike Walker
Gun Violence Prevention Task ForceBill Alsmeyer-Johnson
Linda Bohannon
Laura Castro
Climate ChangeClarke Herbert
Route 1 Social Action
Includes United Community Ministries (UCM) & Ventures in Community (VIC)
Helen Lounsbury
Sharing the PlateLinda Doyle