The Social Responsibilities Council (SRC) assists in guiding and coordinating the education and action of FUUSA concerning significant moral and ethical social issues. It also collaborates with other organizations in the community on common issues of social concern, often by issuing joint statements of support on such issues. Most recently, the SRC has assertively advocated for same-sex marriage, environmental stewardship and reproductive rights, among many other topics. It is an active arm of the congregation.
Sunday mornings during the regular church year, the SRC sponsors public forums with knowledgeable guest speakers on such areas as prison reform, workers’ rights, access to health care and economic justice. It also informs the congregation of activities in the region; assists in resettling refugees; sells Fair Trade items; encourages letter writing and the signing of petitions; donates funds to local, state, and national organizations; and provides meals to an emergency homeless shelter.
The Council invites all members of the congregation to participate in regularly scheduled monthly meetings. The chair and six members are elected by the congregation, and five members are appointed annually by a majority of elected individuals on the Council.
If you would like more information or would like to get involved, stop by the SRC table in Channing Hall any Sunday, during coffee hour after the service. Also, check the Windows newsletter for dates and times of upcoming meetings.