Social Justice

Unitarian Universalists have long seen Social Justice as one of their most important life topics. Indeed many of the world's greatest movements have had Unitarian and Universalist roots and participants. 

Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship friends and members are involved in a variety of Social Justice issues and activities both inside and outside the walls of the Fellowship. A local group outside of LUF is the Thunder Bay chapter of Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice (CUSJ)

Members interested in engaging in social justice projects can develop a plan and simply present it to the LUF Board for approval.


Jean Morrison remembered on Parliament Hill

Jean Morrison was a recently deceased and much beloved member of LUF. She was honoured in the House of Commons on Friday Oct. 3rd at the same time as her memorial service here in Thunder Bay by LUF member Bruce Hyer MP. He rose to address Speaker with the following statement of tribute to a wonderful Canadian. 

Mr. Speaker:

I would like to pay tribute to a great Canadian.
On September 22, Jean Forsyth Case Morrison passed after 87 years of service to our country. A historian who brought alive the Fur Trade and the Northwest Company at Fort William Historical Park, she also wrote books on the Labour History in turn-of the-century Northwestern Ontario.
Jean used the lessons of history to help to guide us  on building a better future. She opposed fascism of every kind.  Along with her late husband Ken, Jean contributed time, treasure and talent on the social and economic justice fronts, and helped individuals with a hand out or a hand up when they needed it. She was a founder and pillar of the Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship. She supported several political parties over her lifetime, and believe me, she knew how to hold her politicians feet to the fire!  
Jean Morrison will be greatly missed. 

An Expression of Reconciliation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission March 2014

The Canadian Unitarian Council and the UU Ministers of Canada presented an Expression of Reconciliation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on March 29, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta. The Expression conveys CUC and UUMOC support for the path of reconciliation between Canadian Aboriginal and Non - Aboriginal people. Rev. Meg Roberts, representative of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada, and Gary Groot, President of the Canadian Unitarian Council Board of Trustees, made the Presentation at the Final Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

A congregational version of the Expression of Reconciliation was presented at LUF on Sunday, March 30 in an expression of solidarity with our Aboriginal brothers and sisters. The full Expression of Reconciliation and the congregational version are available on the CUC website at The LUF version is also available here

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