Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) formed out of several conversations among Black UUs at the July 2015 Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, OH. BLUU’s goals are to expand the power and capacity of black UUs within the faith; to provide support, information and resources for black UUs; and to focus on justice-making and liberation through the faith.
BLUU operates from a non-hierarchical model that embraces the gifts and talents of not only the individuals in leadership, but also of Black UUs that are a part of the BLUU community. There is no membership, and no one pays dues. A relationship with BLUU comes through working directly with the organizing collective on various projects. This fosters connection within justice movements and service to other groups, and provides spiritual nurturance for the Black UU community.
Our practice here at UUSM is to dedicate half of our non-pledge Sunday offerings to organizations doing work in the world that advances our Unitarian Universalist principles; the other 50% of the offering is used to support the life of our church.
UUSM’s Generous Congregation supports our church community. And together, we uplift the reach and impact of vital organizations doing work we could not do on our own. This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. Your support will help us to live into a future that actively dismantles racism within our movement and in the larger world.
Please consider supporting the mission of our church, and BLUU. To give $10 right now, text “$10 GCC” to 844-982-0209. (One-time-only credit card registration required.)