CUUSAN, the Coalition of Unitarian Universalist State Action Networks, is a central meeting place for existing UU State Action Networks (SANs) and newly forming SANs. We seek to give voice to UU State Action Networks and support their efforts in upholding UU principles through social action.
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To seek justice, to work for the Beloved Community is simply part of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. Faith exists by mission as a fire exists by burning. Our faith gives us a place to stand in the midst of a world than seems to have lost its way.
Rev. Richard Gilbert
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost: that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
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As you build the foundation it is important to understand some of the actual work you will need to do as you start operating as a Network. It is also important to consider the governance structure. Typically, networks have a governing…Read More
UUs are independent minded, high energy and already engaged in a lot of other activities. There is a lot of competition for the work that you are asking UUs to do. Some strategies that have worked include…Read More
Grant programs are particularly helpful when you are starting up. However, any revenue plan needs to include funding beyond grants. Most grants are limited to one to three years. Others may require information…Read More
Let the Congregations in your state know what you are doing. The district office can be a good resource for contact information for the churches in their district. Begin to develop relationships at various levels in the church including…Read More
The UUA and the UUSC share rich traditions of strong support of social justice. We have long been a voice for progressive religious values. A Statewide Action Network offers a unique opportunity to expand this work…Read More