Our Commitment to Justice
The Unitarian Society has been a respected leader on justice issues for generations.
Adults, youth, and children in our congregation are all engaged in reaching out beyond our walls to build a better world.
- We are a welcoming congregation for people of diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, and life experiences.
- We care for the earth and work for a life-sustaining future.
- We reach out to the most vulnerable in our community and stand in solidarity with those suffering under unjust systems.
Statement of Conscience Supporting Black Lives Matter
At the 2020 annual meeting, the members of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara voted overwhelmingly to adopt the following statement of conscience:
“USSB supports the five demands of Black Lives Matter SB. We urge the Santa Barbara City Council and the County Board of Supervisors to condemn police brutality and declare racism a public health emergency. USSB further supports and affirms Black Lives Matter and will renew and strengthen our commitment to anti-racism work and to dismantling all systems of white supremacy.”
The vote was brought to the annual meeting as a piece of new business in response to continued violence against black people and in support of racial justice worldwide.
Statement of Conscience on Sanctuary