Social Action

The Greater Nashville UU Social Action ministry serves as a catalyst for peace and social justice to realize the seven UU principles within our fellowship, the Metro Nashville area, our country, and the global community.

The Social Action ministry supports and guides our work with NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope), the UU Service Committee, Safe Haven Family Shelter, and Tennessee UU Justice Ministry; plans theme Sundays, as well as providing financial support to the Second Harvest Food Bank, Room in the Inn,  Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, the Nashville Peace and Justice Center, and the Interfaith Alliance of Middle Tennessee.

Social Action engages the congregation in support of the LGBTQ community through promoting the congregation's participation in the annual Nashville Pride Festival and Walk, and the annual Nashville Cares AIDS Walk.

Meetings are the 1st Sunday of the month, from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. All are welcome. Agenda items must be submitted at least two days prior to meeting.

Greater Nashville UU Proudly Supports

NOAH - Nashville Organized for Action and Hope

Greater Nashville UU is a member of NOAH.  NOAH is an effort to build a powerful, metro-wide social justice organization to address issues determined by its members to be impacting their communities. The organization is interfaith and multi-racial.  NOAH engages people in the political and economic decisions affecting their lives, acting as a unified voice for the faith and justice community to act on its values in the public arena.

NOAH's three task-forces, and some of their themes (in italics):

  • Affordable Housing (not being cost burdened)
  • Criminal Justice (not mass incarceration, end the school-to-prison pipeline)
  • Economic Equity and Jobs (provide living wages)

For more information about Greater Nashville UU and NOAH, see NOAH News or contact Doug Luckes or Nancy Colowick.

NOAH is an affiliate of the Gamaliel network, which provides NOAH with training and consulting services:

Room In the Inn

What defines home? 
At Room In The Inn, home is made from tangibles and intangibles. Shelter. Respect. Food. Independence. Family. Safety. Health. Love. Support. Room In The Inn’s mission is to provide these to our neighbors struggling with homelessness every day. 

Through a continuum of care that addresses emergency and short-term needs and long-term goals. 


Safe Haven provides shelter and transitional services that empower Middle Tennessee homeless families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency.

This shelter for parents and children relies every day of the year on meals provided by volunteers. 

To Volunteer or to find more information see Safe Haven News or contact Mary Hinton.

Second Harvest Food Bank

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee's mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.

The Youth invite any willing Adults to volunteer with us at Second Harvest Food Bank on November 12, 2016, in the morning. For more details, see Volunteer at Second Harvest.

Interfaith Alliance of Middle Tennessee

The IAMT, founded in 1995, is a Tennessee 'non-profit' organization with federal 501.C3 status.  It was one of the early chartered Alliances of TIA, and has participated in all national programs and initiatives as well as many local and state issues, including:  election cycle campaigns (Call to a Faithful Decision and One Nation, Many Faiths), annual Stop the Hate Vigils, TIA interfaith forums(Civility in Public Debate and Campaign Finance Reform as a Faith Issue), numerous public education forums, and joined various state coalitions around issues such as Hate Crime Legislation, Religion and the State, Cultural and Faith Diversity.

IAMT is committed to:

--promoting the positive role of religion as a healing and constructive force
--renewing the religious values of our families and community
--developing forums for open and respectful dialogue
--challenging intolerance
--affirming the strength

Nashville Peace and Justice Center

The Nashville Peace and Justice Center is a community based coalition of organizations and individuals working to promote equity and to create a peaceful, just, and sustainable society through reflection, education, and non-violent action.