Social Justice at First Church
The congregation of First Church, Los Angeles, provides leadership for social justice work locally and internationally. From our founding by woman’s suffragist Caroline Severance, to free speech advocacy during the McCarthy era, providing sanctuary for Central American war refugees in the 1980s, and current work securing full civil rights for BGLTQ persons, and just and compassionate immigration laws, social justice work is a vital expression of our spirituality.
Immigrant Bond Fund
The First Unitarian Church Bond Fund was started to provide an opportunity for social activists and caring persons to place money in a revolving fund prepared to respond promptly in assisting eligible and worthy individuals gain their freedom while working to fight deportation. Click here to donate and choose Immigrant Bond Fund from the drop down menu.
For more information about our current social justice work click on the Social Justice tab under the Spiritual Community menu item.
Social Justice Partner Organizations
First Church also offers rental space at low cost within our church building to partner organizations working on the shared goal of “world community with peace, liberty and justice for all” (our Unitarian Univeralist sixth principle). Current tenants include a YMCA-run low-cost preschool for neighborhood children.