Social Justice

Nantucket Unitarian Universalists are committed to promoting peace and justice in our community and in the world


The 7th Principle Project is our UU social justice initiative. The UU 7th Principle is “Respect for the Interdependent Web of which we are a Part.” Our mission in connection with The 7th Principle Project is: We are committed to sustainability and environmental justice, including partnering with the most vulnerable among us, in response to the challenge that our Earth and its people are facing.

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Ongoing Projects since 2014:community garden

  • Clothing drives for Food Pantry clients
  • Voter Registration
  • Immigration Justicevoter registrationfaro de luz potluck

Projects begun in 2016:

Partnering with recent island immigrants, Sustainable Nantucket and the Food Pantry, we have developed the following initiatives:kids and go green

  • Food Rescue Project: Includes working with local restaurants, grocery stores and realtors to rescue unused food for the Food Pantry. Read the recent article published in the Inquirer & Mirror: Unitarian Church Starts Food Rescue Program For Those In Need.
  • Composting
  • Year Round Bus Initiative Support
  • Developing strategies to help us discern personal and congregational energy use and awareness
  • Movie/potluck nights to stir interest and bring more issues to the fore

Projects Begun in 2017:

  • Formation of the Nantucket Immigration Community Alliance in response to changing immigration policies and the development of an Immigration Resource Center that meets at the UU Meeting House the first Monday of every month from 5:30-8:30pm to offer referrals and information to recent immigrants based on current community and regional research. For more information on the Immigration Resource Center, email
  • Commitment to becoming better neighbors and friends as one island people as we participate in potlucks, dances and community events together.
  • Indivisible Nantucket group started on island that meets at the UU Meeting House once a month. For more information visit

Projects Begun in 2018

  • Neighborhood film project: A series of 8 films shown over 8 months focusing on themes of acceptance, racism, forgiveness, duties, & satisfaction
  • Year to Live Class
  • Vigils for victims of gun violence
  • Books groups on relevant social justice topics including racism, multiculturalism, and diversity
  • Interfaith J-1 Visa Student Initiative to provide meals, guidance, and welcome
    • The J-1 visa in the United States is for university students of other countries who are fluent in English, who wish to take part in work-and-study-based exchange and visitor programs in the U.S. J-1 exchange visitors come to Nantucket to work. This is a US State Department program to increase international diplomacy. The hope is that J-1 Visa students are invited to know the place they are staying, its people, traditions, culture.

Please join us as we combine our voices, skills, resources, and energy in pronouncing we are all one and together we can make a difference!


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