Social Justice

Social Justice meetings are on the second Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. after coffee hour following Sunday service.  The committee sponsors several ongoing events.

Social Justice Sundays – The 3nd Sunday of the month is Social Justice Sunday at UUCD. We donate the collection plate (not including pledges) selected charity.   All organizations which receive our donations are local to Kent County and are in alignment with UUA’s suggestions to make our social justice action proximate to those most in need.  Our primary focus for 2018 and 2019 has been to assist with the re-entry process for those incarcerated for many years.

The Dover Interfaith Men’s Shelter (DIMH) – UUCD prepares dinner one night a month for the residents of the DIMH. UUCD has been active in helping the shelter since prior to UUCD and DIMH being official!

Legislative Advocacy – At times, the Social Justice committee will organize legislative advocacy actions at the State capital to support bills that align with UU values, such as reform of the criminal justice system.

Highway Cleanup – Once a quarter the Social Justice committee leads a group of UUCD members to pick up litter along a road in Dover.