The Social Justice Action Team

At Follen we “commit ourselves to justice, service, and increased harmony with nature through thoughtful, compassionate, and courageous action.” This commitment is expressed in many ways. Follen:

  • Works to educate ourselves about systemic racism and to dismantle white supremacy culture. Read our 2017 anti-racism resolution.
  • Goes to the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry in Roxbury to support its many programs.
  • Lends money to poor people all over the world through the Kiva micro bank
  • Helps its members to build a greener congregation and a greener world
  • Actively works for the rights of LGBT peoples and same-sex couples
  • Collects and distributes books for immigrant children in Chelsea
  • Supports its Partner Church in Transylvania through scholarships and other programs
  • Works to ensure that due process and equal protection of the law applies to every person, regardless of immigration status, and supports the work of First Parish Bedford UU in welcoming people facing unjust deportation into sanctuary

Follow the links at left to learn more about how Follenites put their faith in action.

Our social justice programs are managed and led by the Social Justice Action Team (SJAT). A council consisting of leaders of Follen’s social justice programs and the congregation at large. Our work and responsibilities are defined by our Charter.  If you are interested in joining the SJAT or simply want to learn more about its programs, contact Chair Paul Rubin (

New Social Justice Actions

Members and Friends of Follen who are passionate about a social justice issue or cause not yet actively supported by the SJAT are encouraged to apply for recognition by following its New Social Justice Action Procedure and completing its two-page New Social Justice Action Form.