Neva Allen, Festival Founder, ready for Saturday's Peace WalkUnitarian Universalism seeks to address injustice and promote peace at all levels, local and global. As individuals and as a congregation we are committed to learning about, speaking out, and acting on social issues, guided by our Unitarian Universalist beliefs in tolerance, freedom, and the inherent worth and dignity of all persons.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast has made a commitment to become a UUA Peace Advocacy Congregation. The process has included Peace Meals, informal dinners at homes where congregation members discuss peace in all its facets.  September, 2014, UUCB was a key organizer of the first annual Belfast Peace Festival, a day of workshops on non-violence and meditation, a panel with Veterans for Peace, music, children’s activities, and a Peace March.

UUCB initiated the Ambulatory Accessibility Project to make downtown Belfast businesses accessible to those who use power chairs, wheelchairs, crutches, scooters, and other mobility aids. Within a year more than 80% of the businesses had ramps, and the City of Belfast now has an accessibility ordinance. The UUCB community played an important role in beginning the Restorative Justice Program of the Midcoast, which provides mentoring for adult and juvenile offenders in conjunction with the Maine Coast Regional Reentry Center; many of our members are mentors. Other UUCB peace and justice initiatives have focused on the plight of homeless teenagers, support for political prisoners and gun control, educating local high school students about what military recruiters don’t tell them, humanitarian aid to the Middle East, and the U.N Declaration of Human Rights.

For more information or to join our Peace Advocacy efforts, please contact: Marty Daniels (207) 218-1275, email hidden; JavaScript is required

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