We believe that every person has inherent worth and dignity. Our nation’s founding in slavery and colonization has eroded the human dignity of Black and Brown and Indigenous people in this country for hundreds of years. Today, millions of people in this country are suffering and many are dying because of continued structural racism. Today, Black, Brown and Indigenous people are routinely killed by systemic racism and individual acts of hate. We commit to working to end racial discrimination and injustice within ourselves, our congregation and the world around us. 

Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry and the Social Justice Council

Members of the Fellowship at the unveiling of our Black Lives Matter banner

Our Priorities

Boulder Valley UU Fellowship is committed to these Social Justice Affirmations, affirmed at the Congregational Meeting on June 4, 2022. In addition, the congregation voted at that time to adopt the 8th Principle:

We, the member congregations of the Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” 

Click here to learn how to get involved in Social Justice efforts at Boulder Valley UU Fellowship.

Racial Justice at BVUUF

Our commitment to Racial Justice is infused in all of our work, both within our congregation and outside our walls. Social Justice Task Forces within the Fellowship include:  EcoJustice, Welcoming Congregation, Boulder Valley Community Action Network (BVCAN), and Immigration.  All task forces have initiatives and activities related to Racial Justice.  Additionally, other parts of our congregation are infusing racial justice awareness in their activities. We built it into our organizational structure by having members of our JEDI task force sit on the monthly Executive Committee meetings, infusing the viewpoint of traditionally marginalized voices into our decisions as a congregation on an on-going basis.

Additionally, the Fellowship has established partnerships with the following local racial justice organizations: