Justice Actions

 

There is a strong interest in contributing to the well being of people in the Comox Valley and beyond.   The desire for the Fellowship to undertake a common social or environmental responsibility focus is reflected in community’s mission statement, ‘transforming ourselves and our world through compassionate action.’

Current Initiatives & Events

Live your deepest values out loud!  It’s a call many of us hear and surrounded by community we are inspired, strengthened and empowered to act.

Learn about projects and initiatives currently or soon to happen.  Choose how you want to get involved.

 

Ecochallenge Success – 2nd in Canada !

Ecochallenge Success – 2nd in Canada !

Being challenged to learn and act on climate change solutions, 48 members of the Comox Valley Unitarians, Comox United Church & Friends Drawdown Ecochallenge Team placed 2nd in Canada and 25th internationally. There were 1,054 teams and 14,102 participants and we...

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For Pete’s Sake: An Inspiring Success

For Pete's Sake: An Inspiring Success 01 MARCH, 2016 FRIDAY PM "If I've got a talent, it's for picking the right song at the right time for the right audience. And I can always seem to get people to sing with me."   Pete Seeger 1964 If the March 1 "For Pete's Sake"...

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Join The International Drawdown Challenge with us.

Feel despair about climate change?  The CVUF Social Justice folks believe that the antidote to despair is action and community!   Lets do the the international Drawdown Ecochallenge !  Its from April 3 - 24th.   The Drawdown EcoChallenge is a 21-day...

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Social Action News: Comox Council by-law changed

Good news on the Social Action Environmental Justice front as Comox Council has passed a bylaw ensuring that new construction not have wood stoves as a heating source. This is a huge step in the right direction for our health and health of the environment as wood...

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Success: Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser 2019

Amidst rain, wind and cold, approximately 450 brave souls walked February 23rd, Saturday eve in support of the Coldest Night of the Year, End Homelessness campaign.The walkers weathered the evening to well exceed the approximate $70,000 goal! Congrats to our CVUF...

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Join Unitarians Nationally in the Ripple Effect Campaign

Join other Unitarians and water activists across the country as we start ripples of change! The Canadian Unitarian Council announces its two-year water campaign, The Ripple Effect, is officially underway! Take a look at the Kick Off Video and the resources posted on...

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Justice Dialouge

Have you completed your Justice Action survey yet? We need your feedback to help direct where to put our resources and energy.  What social issues are you passionate about?  Which environmental injustices should we put our efforts toward?  Completing the survey is...

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Transforming Our World Offerings

A few years ago, the Board voted to live into the mission by creating a ‘Transforming the World’ offerings to raise funds through our unidentified Sunday offerings from the 1st and 3rd Sundays to donate to worthy causes locally.  Using  members suggestions, the Board votes on which charitable organizations or project to give to and,  for a few months funds are raised for that organization.

CURRENT DONATION RECIPIENT

Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society AND the Comox Valley Transition Society

April to June 2019 monies are being collected for both these organizations who jointly run the fundraiser Coldest Night of the Year each year alongside other important local projects.

Dawn to Dawn’s mandate is to research, develop and implement programs to house and support homeless individuals toward their own self-determination.

The Comox Valley Transition Society provides services in the Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay areas and beyond (including Denman and Hornby Islands) to women and children who have experienced violence.

These organizations’ work is in line with our Unitarian principle affirming and supporting justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.

For more information:

Click on the images opposite to go their webpages.

PRIOR RECIPIENTS

"Keeping it Living"

January 2018 to June 2018 monies are being collected for the joint initiative between Project Watershed and the K'omoks First Nation, called "Keeping it Living", to re-naturalize the former Fields Sawmill site.

Learn more about the project by visiting:

The Project Watershed website.

 

Reconciliation through Theatre

September to December 2017.   Hosting a performance of Theatre for Living’s play šxam̓ət (home). This was an interactive forum theatre play about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The final total for the "Home" offering was $738.20! Thank you to fellowship members Jane Fox, Marvin and Nina Haave, Celia LaVal and Donna Ziner, who worked on the host committee with Meredith Martin (chair), Michael Harris and Naomi Wolfe. Many more in the fellowship helped in the set-up and take-down for the January 24 performance (which sold out!).

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Syrian Refugees

January to June 2016, money is being collected in support of Syrian refugees in the Comox Valley.

 

 

See CUC's syrian refugee site for more info

 

 

Tsow-Tun Le Lum

September to December 2015, Money was raised for Tsow-Tun Le Lum (which means "helping house"). They provide programs that address the issues of addictions and substance abuse, and that support the survivors of trauma and residential schools. Their mission is to strengthen the ability of First Nations people to live healthy, happy lives and to have pride in their native identity. The treatment centre is located in Lantzville, on land over looking Nanoose Bay.

 

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Walking with Our Sisters

Community Conversation co-hosted by Comox United, Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship and the K’omoks Band on May 6, 2105, to prepare for last summer's “ Walking with Our Sisters.” This was a lead-up for the art installation in July/August in the K'omoks Band Hall to commemorate murdered and missing indigenous women across Canada. The film “Finding Dawn” was shown with conversation following the film. As a result, a number of congregation members from both congregations volunteered to help at the installation.

Prior Justice Initiatives

Unitarians are known for their passion for social and environmental justice.

Theatre for Living’s play šxwʔam̓ət (home).

Hosting a performance of Theatre for Living’s play šxwʔam̓ət (home). This was an interactive forum theatre play about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The final total for the "Home" offering was $738.20! Thank you to fellowship members...

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Celebrating Peace! Interfaith Event Thursday Sept. 14th

​Join other Unitarians at the "Celebrate Peace!" interfaith event on Thursday, September 14 at 7pm at St.John Divine Hall (Harmston and 5th in Courtenay). Various faith groups will lead a song---the Unitarians will share "Shalom Havayreem." If you can join the...

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The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) is the national organization for Canadian Unitarians, Unitarian Universalists, and Universalist Unitarians (UUs) in Canada.

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