Our Commitment to 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:
|Social Justice Council Coordinator||Linda Doyle (2018)|
|Partner Churches |
(Romania & India)
|Blood Drive||Mike Walker|
|Gun Violence Prevention Task Force||Bill Alsmeyer-Johnson
|Climate Change||Clarke Herbert|
|Route 1 Social Action|
Includes United Community Ministries (UCM) & Ventures in Community (VIC)
|Sharing the Plate||Linda Doyle|