Religious Leaders


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Why programs for religious leaders?

  • UUCSJ tailors some of our justice programs specifically for clergy, seminary students and religious educators.
  • We do this in recognition that the voices of our religious leaders carry great power to galvanize our congregations and communities toward more effective and spiritually grounded action for justice.

What are these programs like?

  • UUCSJ programs for religious leaders offer powerful insights into some of the social justice issues that most trouble our congregations and our ministries.
  • They will bring you into direct conversation with the people most impacted by injustice; the communities and groups organizing effectively for change; and the resources you need in order to tackle the issues more effectively.
  • Because we travel in the company of others who seek to motivate new and effective action within our faith communities, we have a unique opportunity to learn from one another, and to pool our wisdom and inspiration for new strategies.

Can seminary students earn credit?

  • In most cases, our immersion programs earn seminary credit for students; in a few cases they are linked explicitly to specific seminary courses for such students.

How does financial aid work?

  • We have financial aid available on a needs basis. When you register for a journey, the form you fill out will include financial aid questions that will allow us to reduce your program fee. Funds are given out based on need, on a first come, first served basis until they are gone.
  • We also know that seminary students and religious educators often have a harder time affording experiences like these, so we also offer travel stipends to those seminarians and religious educators who need them. Please email our admin after you are accepted to a program to ask about these funds.

What programs does UUCSJ offer for religious leaders?

  • Here are the upcoming programs. See the icons below for more information about each program.

Event Information:

  • Mon

    Border Witness for Religious Leaders

    Tucson, AZ

    Open to religious professionals - Learn More

    Register by January 31, 2020

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As news of the  COVID-19 virus unfolds, we at the College of Social Justice are assessing next steps. While we are all in a state of uncertainty, we are acting with caution for the well-being of our participants, partners, staff, and most vulnerable community members.

With the guidance of the UUA, UUSC, and recommendations from the CDC, and in communication with our friends and partners, we have decided to postpone all CSJ in person programing (youth visits, journeys, etc) through May 2020. Those participants have been notified and we are grateful for the understanding, love, and support we have received in response.

These are the only programs that have been postponed for now, but things may change as we receive more information. We are also thinking of creative ways to bring more of our programming online and would love to hear ideas from you!

 We are all in community together and we are grateful for the ways in which you choose to show up, bear witness, and take action for the communities and partners we serve. Please be safe and if there is anything that we can do to be supportive of you, don’t hesitate to reach out.