Truth, Healing and Reconciliation
The mandate of the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation team of Unitarian Universalists (THRUU) in Victoria is to identify and facilitate opportunities for education and engagement, in the interests of contributing to the spirit of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. This is a joint group between First Unitarian Church of Victoria and Capital Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
As Unitarian Universalists, our Third Principle is justice, equity and compassion in human relations. First Unitarian Church of Victoria pursues justice and equity through acts of solidarity with people living in poverty, such as our Lifeline Fund and our meal cooking program.
Greater Victoria Acting Together
Greater Victoria Acting Together Core Committee (GVAT) is an alliance of unions, congregations, and environmental, educational, and frontline service organizations working together to tackle some of the toughest issues in Greater Victoria. First Unitarian Church of Victoria is a founding member of GVAT, playing a central role in GVAT’s work on housing, mental health and climate change.
Refugee Steering Committee
The Refugee Steering Committee sponsors and resettles refugees through the church, cooperates with other sponsorship groups and individuals, and provides expertise, funds, and goods to sponsored individuals and families.
Environment and Climate Action Committee
As Unitarian Universalists, we uphold our Seventh Principle of respect for the interdependent web of existence, of which we are a part. We pursue environmental justice through our Environment and Climate Action Committee.
In keeping with our Sixth Principle of the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, FUCV focuses our international efforts through two projects, Child Haven International and the Zoie Gardner Overseas Fund.
Sharing our wealth:
As part of our commitment to social justice, every month we Share the Plate, splitting the offering we collect 50/50 with a registered Canadian charity. Members suggest the charities, the Share the Plate team approves and schedules them, and provides support for the proposer to implement the appeal.