Social Justice

"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public."
Cornel West

As Unitarian Universalists, living our values is essential to our religious life. We seek out concrete ways to act that will bring healing to our world and hope to our own hearts and spirits.


Sharing the Plate

Rainbow Check Presentation smEvery Sunday, we give half of whatever is place in the offering baskets (unless marked "UUFN Pledge) to a non-profit organization working toward our 7 Principles. Since we started our Share the Plate program in September of 2013, UUFN has given thousands of dollars to numerous


Our hearts go out to all those affected by gun violence each year. We watch the numbers grow of people coping with the wrenching effects while research on causes and interventions has been stymied by those profiting from gun sales.


The Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and the means to reduce it. The Support Fund arm of Everytown for Gun Safety is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan group that is conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, and communicating this knowledge to the courts and to the public.


For the month of October, half of everything put into our offering baskets (unless marked “UUFN Pledge”) will be donated to the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Thank you for giving as you are able!

P.S. Some members have expressed a desire to give 100% of their donation to the Share the Plate Recipient. The best way to do that without causing bookkeeping confusion, is to donate directly to the organization via their website:, or by writing a check to Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund and mailing it to Everytown For Gun Safety, P.O. Box 3886, NY, NY 10163.  Thank you for understanding!

Standing on the Side of Love

2015-03-18 18.58.19Along with congregations across the UUA, UUFN has participated in the Standing on the Side of Love effort since it began in 2009.  Each year we host at least one event that seeks to educate our congregation and the larger community on a critical justice issue.  UUFN has stood on the side of love of marriage equality, the movement to ensure that Black Lives Matter, Native American rights, Transgender rights, and more.  Watch for more info about upcoming events!


"Hate has no business in our community" poster campaignthumbnail of All Are Welcome Here Poster

We don't have to let a few voices of hate and fear speak for our communities.  Let's be clear that all are welcome here and that hate has no business in our community.  Our hope is that businesses, libraries, homes, places of worship, etc, will all show their support for all of our community members.

Download the 8.5x11 poster

Download the 11x17 poster


Uniting to End Racism in Our Communities

Unite to End Racism Tabling Photo

UUFN members have joined forces with the Cannon Valley Friends Meeting to help end racism in our community.  Our first action was to table at the Faribault International Festival. Members of both congregations engaged in conversation with people from the community about the importance of addressing racism and offered various resources, including:

"Things We Can Do Now to End Racism in our Community!"

Resources on Police Conduct, Race and the Justice System,

Resources for Talking to Kids about Racism and Justice,

Resources on Protest, Social Movements and Community Visions for Racial Justice

Teen Reading List for Black Lives Matter.


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