Healing the World
Social justice has a long history as a core to Unitarian Universalism. Our chalice, the symbol ofour faith, was born out of the work of Unitarians during WWII who helped to save Jews and
others from the Holocaust.
Unitarian Universalists are woven throughout the fabric of American history by a common thread of dedication to public service. This includes such men and women as: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Clara Barton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Albert Schweitzer; Rachel Carson, Melissa Harris-Perry and Pete Seeger!
At Beacon, we strive to build on this tradition within our walls through radical inclusion as well as in our greater community and our larger world. It is our belief that the path to better, more
meaningful lives rests in completely inclusive spirituality, service in the context of systemic and personal transformation and stewardship.
Our calling is to heal our world.
We strive to be a beacon for justice in Summit and in New Jersey. Our Social Justice Ministry is led by Rev. Robin Tanner with Social Justice Team Co-Leaders, Claudia Cohen and Tim Catts.
We strive for a multigenerational, inclusive justice program that is cultivated in partnership with grassroots organizations as well as national and international partnerships. We
particularly appreciate our partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ ( http://uulmnj.org)
Check out these pages on the links above to see where you might be engaged to be the change you wish to see in the world. “The central task for the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all. There is a connectedness, a relationship discovered amid the particulars of our own lives and the lives of others. Once felt, it inspires us to act for justice. It is the church that assures us that we are not struggling for justice on our own, but as members of a larger community. The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen, and our strength too limited to do all that must be done. Together our vision widens and our strength is renewed” – Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed