First Unitarian Society in Newton

FUSN Life / Social Action and Council for Social Action

Social Action at FUSN

Rev. Erin Splaine, Board Chair Charlie Watts, and Rev. Meghan Cefalu celebrate the 10th anniversary of equal marriage with cake.

We nurture our spirits and put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. FUSN members are rightly proud of our many decades of social action, yet so much remains to be done.

In the hope of making our efforts simple, transparent, and accessible, FUSN’s 30+ Social Action groups are divided into Five Task Forces.

Details on the many events associated with social action at FUSN can be found on the FUSN Social Action Calendar.

Advocacy Task Force

Mission: Most social action rescues the victims of our flawed system. Advocacy aims to address and change the root causes of these problems, through education, grassroots activism, and by influencing legislators and other decision makers. (More on this task force.)
Contact person: Peter Smith


Economic and Racial Justice Task Force

Mission: Working with partner organizations to increase economic and social justice and power within low-income communities in Boston. (More on this task force.)
Contacts: Josie Greene and Judy Friedman


Criminal Justice Task Force

Mission: Help those who are incarcerated re-vision their lives in a positive direction. Educate ourselves about life behind bars. Become advocates for a humane criminal justice system. (More on this task force.)
Contact person: Nancy Wrenn


Hunger and Homelessness Task Force

Mission: Educate FUSN community and provide physical and psychological help to Massachusetts residents and families suffering from hunger and/or homelessness. (More on this task force.)
Contact person:  Eileen Kurkoski


International Partnerships Task Force

Mission: Establish and nurture mutually beneficial, egalitarian working relationships with organizations and/or individuals doing work to support members of our human family around the globe. (More on this task force.)
Contact person: Dick Bail




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