Social and Environmental Justice
We are certified by the Unitarian Universalist Association as
a Green Sanctuary Congregation and a Welcoming Congregation
Through our Social and Environmental Justice program, BUC ministers to the needs of our communities; promotes social, economic, racial and environmental justice; fights climate change; and serves as an agent of social systemic change. Our Plate Collection supports a different charitable organization each month, supporting one of these goals.
For the 2019-20 church year, our five priorities (NOT in order of priority) are: LGBTQ+ Welcoming Congregation, Ending Gun Violence, Confronting Racism, Environmental Justice, and Climate Crisis.
Want to get involved and take action? Check out our Task Forces below. All have specific, hands-on things you can do, and you are always welcome to join any group. Our Service Projects, listed on the right, are another great way to get involved.
The links below lead to more information on all of our programs.
Meets as needed to plan events
Monthly meetings are on hiatus until summer 2020
Addresses water rights in Detroit
Focused on the climate crisis and how we can have an impact
Meets quarterly to select organizations to receive a portion of our Sunday plate collection
Numerous opportunities to volunteer at this multicultural school in Pontiac
Warming center open November through March
BUC hosts the South Oakland Shelter for the homeless for one week in November
Volunteers work in the community garden at the Baldwin Center in Pontiac
Food donations dropped at church are delivered to this Royal Oak food pantry
Grants funds to assist Pontiac students
Tree-planting projects in Detroit neighborhoods