Lesson 2: We care for each other

Principle #2

We affirm justice, equity and compassion in human relations

Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations points us toward something beyond inherent worth and dignity. It points us to the larger community. It gets at collective responsibility. It reminds us that treating people as human beings is not simply something we do one-on-one, but something that has systemic implications and can inform our entire cultural way of being. Compassion is something that we can easily act on individually. We can demonstrate openness, give people respect, and treat people with kindness on our own. But we need one another to achieve equity and justice.

—Rev. Emily Gage, Unity Temple, Chicago, IL

Hymn #318: We Would Be One, words by Samuel Anthony Wright, music by Jean Sibelius

Here at UUCB, we partner with local groups in the Southern Tier to support our neighbors through direct donation of goods and services as well as provide financial contributions. We work closely with other faith-based organizations to meet the needs of our community.

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The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), a nonprofit organization that advances human rights in the U.S. and around the world, partners with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizes to challenge oppressive policies.