Our Commitment

Social action plays a major role in the lives of many of our members

Social Justice Committee

  • Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at church.
  • Mission Statement: Social justice work is an integral part of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. We serve, we advocate, we educate and we donate. We seek to make tangible our commitment to UU principles through acts of love, deeds of justice and to improve the human condition.

Sarah Jane Johnson Methodist Church Community Dinner

  • Third Tuesday of every month – UUCB brings fresh salad for the community.

Support of CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse)

  • We help supply food for the hungry and homeless. See CHOW’s web page for additional information.
  • Donations for Binghamton FOOD NOT BOMBS will help our community’s homeless population – current need is for dried beans, spices, grains, and vegetables.

Anti-Racism Task Force

  • The Anti-Racism Task Force at UUCB is a liaison to the Black community and the congregation. Members volunteer at the NAACP and the Urban League. We publicize community events to the congregation. We are working to be more visible in the community, making individual connections and providing support to local groups when asked for and/or needed. We present a church service each year and in the past have presented community forums and UU workshops. Read about the UUA anti-racism program, “Journey Toward Wholeness” and the Black Radical Congress.

UUFAIR (Unitarian Universalists For American Indian Rights)

Sister Cities

  • Binghamton – El Charcon, El Salvador
  • Binghamton – Boravichi, Russia

Interfaith Coalition on Sexual Identity

  • The Interfaith Coalition on Sexual Identity of Broome County grew out of the efforts of the UU Congregation of Binghamton and Centenary-Chenango Street United Methodist Church to offer religious homes for persons of all sexual identities.
  • The MISSION of ICSI is four fold:
    1. To demonstrate that there are organized, mainstream religious communities that support Gay, Lesbian. Bisexual, Transgender lives;
    2. To increase a supportive presence for people of diverse sexual identity throughout the community;
    3. To educate other religious organizations and people, promoting understanding and opening hearts and minds;
    4. To welcome, affirm, support and advocate fair and equal treatment of all persons of all sexual identity.

Interfaith Impact of New York State

  • Interfaith Impact of New York State (IINYS) is the progressive religious community’s voice for justice and peace in New York State. A statewide Board of Directors, representatives from member groups, establishes policy and direction. The Executive Director oversees advocacy and organizational business from an Albany office. A Legislative Action Committee monitors the activities of the State Legislature, and advocates according to Board policies. Interfaith Impact is accountable to its partners and their supporting groups. Educational information about issue positions is available on the website: www.interfaithimpactnys.org. UUCB is a member of IINYS.

Opposition to the Death Penalty

  • Our congregation hosted a state-wide conference on the death penalty. Go to this UUA site  for more information on UU’s against the death penalty.

 Many members are involved in other social concerns, such as opposition to School of Americas.