Practice the Practice: Experiential Education for Religious Professionals


Do you want to have a deeper understanding of how to lead justice-centered experiential education programming? Do you want to create relationships with a cohort of like-minded religious professionals and have your own experiential education opportunity?


Join us in early 2024 as we run the first cohort of Practice the Practice! This program will involve four online gatherings over the span of four months, with small group check-ins in between. It will culminate in a 4-5 day immersion learning program where we can practice and analyze what we’ve learned.

World Human Rights Day Teach-In


Join us for a World Human Rights Day teach in as we honor the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

Together we will learn about the context of its creation, grieve the on-going violations of these rights, and commit to global solidarity practices that bring us closer to the promise of world where the worth, dignity, and power of everyone is respected. Human Rights organizers, scholars, and advocates will guide us through an essential time of learning and grounding.


Main Event: World Human Rights Day Teach-In: Honoring 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 6PM Eastern/ 3PM Pacific


UU Stop Cop City Weekly Action Huddle

Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern/ 2:00-3:00 PM Central/ 1:00-2:00 PM Mountain/ 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific

Join the UUA’s Side With Love weekly huddle to review what we’ve done, who’s doing what, and what’s coming up for Cop City Vote and Stop Cop City more broadly. Join us to get activated or to jump back in. Can’t ever make this time, but want to get involved? Message to get connected. SIGN UP HERE


BorderLinks Immersion Journey

June 2023

Read about our most recent delegation with BorderLinks in the UUSC blog, titled My Life at BorderLinks: Understanding Life for Immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border. UUCSJ in collaboration with BorderLinks offers experiential learning opportunities that explore the difficulties of migration and life along the U.S./Mexico border. 

GROW Fellowship Winter/Spring 2023

January – May 2023

Grounded and Resilient Organizer Workshop is a virtual cohort of cultural workers, organizers and clergy (ages 18-35) who are engaged in campaigns, base-building, art making and community care for justice. This season’s GROW cohort met each Tuesday for four moon cycles focusing on the themes of Governance & CareConflictLand Resources & Reparations, and Time & Imagination

UU@UN Intergenerational Spring Seminar 2023

April 1-3, 2023

This year’s theme was Demilitarization & Abolition: Resist Policing and Empire. Given this theme, we wanted to learn from movement leaders in Minneapolis and global partners who have been on the front lines of resisting police and empire.  

Keynote: Andrea Ritchie, co-author of No More Police (with Mariame Kaba)

The intergenerational seminar is an opportunity to collaborate with others while learning how to be a global activist. Through workshops, peer and expert-led panel discussions, community building activities, and worship services, participants will undergo a transformative process of learning, reflection, and growth while exploring some of the most challenging issues facing humanity today.

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at and 617-301-4303