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.


Engaging Racial Justice Pledge

On Nov 8th, all UUFN Members are invited to a special congregational meeting to vote on the adoption of an Engaging Justice Pledge that congregations and community groups across the Northfield area are working with for their own setting.  The draft ENGAGING RACIAL JUSTCE PLEDGE can be read here.  A Q&A session will be held after coffee hour on Nov. 1st.


Sharing the Plate

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Half of all funds given to the UUFN “Offering Basket” in June will be donated to help build the Hillcrest Village project of the Community Action Center of Northfield. Hillcrest Village will foster a supportive community that helps families and individuals gain the resources needed to move from emergency housing to transitional housing, and finally, to affordable housing, without ever having to leave home. Homeless is a significant and growing problem in the Northfield area and this brand new facility will help meet a serious unmet need in our community.


Hillcrest Village has also been designed as a Zero Energy Ready project that addresses both homelessness and climate change. This effort aligns with the CAC’s mission of creating just community by bringing housing and environmental justice together.


To contribute to the UUFN “offering basket,” make your check out to UUFN with “offering basket” on the memo line and mail it to UUFN, PO Box 363, Northfield, MN 55057. Or, you can now donate to UUFN via PayPal! Click on the “use this donation for” option and select “Share the Plate.” Pledge payments are also welcome through either method. If you prefer to give directly to Hillcrest Village, you can do so here:


Thank you for giving as you are able!




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

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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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