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Social Action and Justice (SAAJ)

This guide will suggest some starting points for research on issues of social justice such as human rights, wealth and poverty, the interplay of religion and culture, and the role of media in shaping social movements.

Religion Databases

Religious Organizations & Guides

  • Unitarian Universalist Association
    "Both Unitarian and Universalist histories are inseparable from social and political action over the years. Since the Unitarians and the Universalists consolidated in 1961, the resulting Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations has continued a proud legacy of activism. Our statements bear witness to the world on issues of social justice."
  •  Catholic Social Teaching
    "Catholic social teaching is based on and inseparable from our understanding of human life and human dignity."
  • Office for Social Justice (Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis)
    "to serve the Archdiocese as its primary resource and catalyst for the work of social justice"
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development 
    "the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops"
  • Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA)
    "mobilizes clergy and laity within The United Methodist Church to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation and the world"
  • United Church of Christ
    "Doing justice, seeking peace and building community are central to the identity of the United Church of Christ. We invite you to explore the breadth and depth of the UCC's justice work. Join us in building a stronger faith-based movement for peace, justice, equality and inclusivity."
  • Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
    "created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world."
  • Repair the World 
    Works to inspire American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. Works with existing and emerging organizations — Jewish and secular — and with American Jews — engaged in the community and not — to develop high-quality service opportunities and build an inspired Jewish community engaged in service.