UUC of Oak Cliff 290
Unitarian Universalist Chuch of Oak Cliff

Peacemaker Organization of the Year Award:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff

 


The principles of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff include belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every being. They work towards the goal of world community with peace, justice, and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and they seek to build a community where what we believe is less important than how our beliefs guide and inform our participation in the world around us.

The UUCOC provides a much-needed service to the community by frequently opening their doors to – and often partnering with – social justice groups such as the DPJC to present significant events for the benefit of the community and society. See additional info!
Brief Biography & Additional Reasons for Nomination: The principles of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff include belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every being. They work towards the goal of world community with peace, justice, and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and they seek to build a community where what we believe is less important than how our beliefs guide and inform our participation in the world around us.

The UUCOC provides a much-needed service to the community by frequently opening their doors to – and often partnering with – social justice groups such as the DPJC to present significant events for the benefit of the community and society.

In addition to their recurring programs, such as the monthly free film screenings of the “First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival,” the monthly “Second Sunday Jazz Jam,” special music events, and annual Solstice Celebrations, UUCOC works with numerous groups to present a variety of meaningful programs that raise awareness, inform the public, and encourage dialogue about crucial issues such as immigration, gun violence, LGBTQIA rights and marriage equality, environmental sustainability, war and militarism; missing and murdered women, refugees fleeing genocide, and the challenges facing people of color. Recent activities have included supporting the OakCliff Veggie Store project, and an online book discussion about White Fragility for anti-racism, and participation in the current protests to remove Shingle Mountain.

The UUCOC’s Facebook banner tells you who they are. It reads: “IN THIS HOUSE, WE BELIEVE: BLACK LIVES MATTER; WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS; NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL; SCIENCE IS REAL; LOVE IS LOVE; KINDNESS IS EVERYTHING.*” *Used with permission from Kristin Joiner.

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