Social Justice Teams and Task Forces

Social Justice Teams and Task Forces 

The Social Justice community at the UUFC is comprised of a broad range of groups that are engaged in concrete efforts to address the profound issues facing our local community, state, nation and world. The groups listed below are always open to new members and welcome your involvement. Following the description of each group is contact information, should you desire more information and/or wish to become involved.

Faith-Based Climate Action Team

Guided by our 7th and 2nd Principles, we address climate change as a serious threat to the well-being of our world, to human communities, and to all other species.  We work to make climate change the context for all we do as a faith community.  We work to (a) mitigate climate change, (b) build resilience and adaptations to climate change, and (c) secure justice for those least responsible for but most impacted by climate change.  More Information <here>, or contact Jed Irvine, <>.

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Connection

Pamela Tennity,

Environmental Reading Group

We meet twice a month to read and discuss timely books and classics addressing environmental

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Anti-racism Cluster)

We explore issues and responses to racism, oppression, and exclusion.

Elona Meyer

Bonnie Morihari

Gender and Sexual Diversity 

Kedo Baye

Teddy Gerrish

Health Care for All

We work for universal health care legislatively in Oregon. We educate and energize UUFC members on these topics and work with the Interfaith Health Care Network, Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, Health Care for All Oregon, and Oregon UU Voices for Justice.

Bobbi Hall,

Louise Ferrell,

Immigrant and Refugee Support Team

Living out our principles to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person and strive for justice, equity and compassion in human relations, the Immigrant and Refugee Support Team seeks to educate UUFC members about immigrant concerns, and build connections with and support immigrants and groups working with immigrants in our community.

Nancy Kyle, 

Indigenous Connections Team

(1) Create shared opportunities for education about indigenous issues and perspectives

(2) Reach out to build accountable relationships with indigenous groups and communities in service of supporting and amplifying their initiatives when asked to do so

(3) Deconstruct our own internalized settler colonialist attitudes and perspectives

       Jesse Ford,

Justice Theatre 

Rachel Kohler

Partner Church

We advocate for support of our Partner Church, the Unitarian Church in Körispatak, Transylvania, Romania, and promote international understanding, social justice, and our commitments to our relationships.

Beverly McFarland,

Janet Throop,

Secure Housing and Food for All

We explore issues, organizations, and solutions for the unhoused and food insecure. We develop programs to explore systemic solutions to being unhoused, build interfaith capacity to address these issues, explore what other organizations are doing (partnering as appropriate), educate ourselves, and support congregants with possibilities for outreach.

Dawn Jones,

Roz Keeney,  

Roberta Smith,


Social Concerns

We raise funds and awareness for different local and international charities each month by organizing Action Lunches, Sunday collections and Bake Sales.

Sylvia Yamada, yamadas@science.oregons