Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry empowers individuals, chapters, and congregations to build justice and compassion for animals.

We Are Hiring a Project Coordinator!

UU Animal Ministry (UUAM) is seeking an animal and justice advocate to work as a temporary, part-time contractor.  The successful candidate for UUAM Project Coordinator must be energetic, self motivated, well organized, and detail oriented. Duties will include: social media marketing, e-newsletter, communication with local chapters, administrative duties related to UUAM projects, website updates, and other responsibilities as assigned. Compensation is $20/hr, and ideally the contractor will work 15-20 hours per week from early March to the end of June, with possible continuation afterwards if desired by both UUAM and the contractor.  Please send cover letter and resume to animaltheology@gmail.com. Click here for more information.  The deadline for applications has been extended to March 8.      

Quote of the Month (February 2019):

“If we could establish a deep abiding relationship with nature, we would never kill an animal for our appetite; we would never harm, vivisect, a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit. We would find other ways to heal our wounds, heal our bodies.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Do you care about animals and the more-than-human world?  Does your spirituality connect to the more-than-human world?  Are you into wildlife, dogs, cats, humans, horses, pigs, leafy seadragons, Meatless Mondays, training service animals, rescuing raptors, trying vegetarianism, volunteering at shelters, saving endangered species, or protecting ecosystems? You’ve found a group of kindred spirits here, and you will want to learn about Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry (UUAM).

On our website, you can:

  • Learn about our network of chapters;
  • Review the history of UUAM;
  • Get connected with us;
  • Support our efforts by becoming a “Friend;”
  • And more!
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Who are we? Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry is a group of concerned Unitarian Universalists and friends who desire to express their faith, in part, through their compassion towards all beings.

UUAM chapters across the United States and Canada work to promote compassion for animals at the local level.  As you’ll see throughout our website, this is concrete work.  Although we start in different places, we join together to bring about change on the individual, family, congregational, community, and societal level.

Four guiding values keep our efforts on track:

  • Intersectionality – Taking seriously the interactions of racial injustice, gender, poverty, class, ability, animal exploitation, environmental degradation and more, we seek to build a world that is more just, inclusive, and equitable.
  • Internationalism – Based largely in North America, we serve Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists throughout the world.
  • Interfaith – We value the work of other faith movements and collaborate to build wisdom and effectiveness.
  • Interdependence – Ecologically, we protect the integrity of the web of life that human and non-human animals share; Organizationally, our board and chapters, each and all, partner in mutual support amidst our particular strengths and shortcomings; Individually, our different perspectives, journeys, passions and commitments are gifts we respectfully share and gratefully receive.

We do good work not just for non-human animals, but for ourselves and all of life, knowing that our connection with the more-than-human world helps us live most fully, deeply, and authentically.

Join the Conversation!

You can join our national conversation online anytime!  We chat on our Facebook page (please “like” it) and you can follow us on Twitter.  We also have an email listserv.  A lot of news from our chapters and on the national scene is summarized in our e-newsletter; to subscribe, just send us an email message via the Contact page on our website. Meanwhile, you can find the most recent issue of the e-news on the Get Connected area of our website.