Iowa UUs Connecting for Justice
Calling all Iowa UU’s for Justice!
We’re looking for congregational social justice supporters/activists. Four to six times a year, we’re planning meet ups to connect with Iowa UUs with other Iowa UUs sharing experience, strength and hope! If you’re that justice activist, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you on the list. If you’re not, but know someone who is, please help them connect with us. These times call for renewed justice energy!
Contact us at TerryLeeLowman@gmail.com to make arrangements. Back to Basics! A workshop or forum on how to find your voice when there’s so much noise.
Because we work in coalition, we have contacts in many areas of justice: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Environmental Justice, Restorative Justice or we can just talk about what IUUWAN is doing.
IUUWAN volunteers can do as little or as much as your schedule allows.
Donate to the general fund
$25 $50 $75 $100 Other amount $_____
$5 annual dues
$1 per member suggested dues
Make your tax deductible check* payable to IUUWAN and mail to:
3425 Valley View Road
Ames, IA 50014
* We are totally a volunteer organization requiring very little money. Consequently, we’re not set up to take credit cards.
Join UU LAW–our UU Voice at
These are our UU partners in Washington, DC. Every second Tuesday of the month, their volunteers, the Advocacy Corps, go to the Hill to hand deliver letters written by Iowa UUs to our Senators and Representatives. This is their Write Here, Right Now program.
This makes us letter writers and the Advocacy corps more powerful in the eyes of our elected officials.
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IUUWAN Statement on Racial Justice
The death of George Floyd opens wounds and reminds us how deep, persistent and systemic the
roots of racism are in US history and society. As Unitarian Universalists we must never cease
to deepen our efforts in educating ourselves about racial injustice and extinguish its manifestations
that surface in too many dimensions of contemporary life. These include not just the treatment of
people of color by police, but the institutionalization in the criminal justice system where African
Americans and people of color are disproportionately incarcerated compared to their minority
representation in the general populations. Racial injustice is in the legacy of racist practices from Jim
Crow to redlining, to its intersectionality with the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic,
environmental pollution and climate change.
As Unitarian Universalists, we pledge to put our faith into action. Our belief in the inherent dignity
and value of every human life calls us to work non-violently, inclusively, and constructively towards
justice, healing, and reconciliation within and with other faiths and communities.
As a welcoming but still a mainly majority – white religious organization, we also acknowledge the
hard work the white community must do to recognize privileges we take for granted are not shared by
those of non-white skin. Such privileges include a lack of fear of racial profiling during a traffic stop,
or not needing to educate our children how to act for their own physical protection. As we work within
the white communities Awareness of these privileges and the implicit and explicit biases that affect
how we think, act and engage with people of color prepares us to listen and work together in active
partnership with Black and other people of color and their communities towards an anti-racist
world. and to deepen our own understanding of racial bias within and around our beloved
communities of faith.
Events of Interest to Iowa UUs
See IUUWAN’s statement on racial profiling, George Floyd’s execution and our stance on protests.
Progressive Voices will be back when it’s safe to meet in person.