Advocacy

We are organizing Illinois Unitarian Universalist congregations to advocate for policy changes in Illinois related to prisons. This includes; setting strict limits on the use of solitary confinement, making it a law that people being released from prison be issued state ID as they are leaving.

UUPMI is joined at times by UUANI – Unitarian Universalist Advocacy of Illinois a much broader advocacy group than UUPMI. UUNAI brings together UUs across Illinois to work for justice, beloved community, and a healthy planet. The Unitarian Universalist Churches are based on 7 principles.

UU communities are inclusive, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.

Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.

Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our Seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies.
Read more of what UUs believe.