social justice action
Social Justice Council
The Social Justice Council's primary objective is to identify, research and explore opportunities for the Old Ship community to support social justice programs or initiatives on a local, national and global basis. The Council works closely with the Board of Trustees, staff, committees and individuals to coordinate social justice initiatives. projects and activities and to help ensure that such efforts are broadly communicated and supported by the Old Ship community. Special attention is devoted to events and initiatives that enable broad participation of Old Ship members and friends representing different age groups, genders, backgrounds, skills and interests.
Advocacy to address Homelessness and Food Insecurity
For information about ways to act to support legislation and budget appropriations to address homelessness and food insecurity click here
Hingham Food Pantry
The Hingham Food Pantry, located at Second Parish, 685 Main Street, Hingham provides food for local families. The pantry has ongoing needs for non-perishable foods and occasional requests for specific supplies. Donations should be put in the Father Bill's bin in the Parish House entryway or in the basket in the Meeting House entryway.
click here for Hingham Food Pantry donation list
Father Bill's Shelter for the Homeless in Quincy
Join a team to cook and serve dinners on a quarterly basis.
Contact: Fan Leonard, Ernie Sofis, or Brenda Black
Immigration as a Moral Issue
In the fall of 2011 Old Ship offered the six-week Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) curriculum “Immigration as a Moral Issue” to provide information about and promote interest in this timely issue, which had been voted the UUA’s 2010–2014 Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) by the 2010 General Assembly. Class participants, including not only Old Shippers but also members of the community at large, continued to meet monthly, culminating in a well-attended community panel offered in May 2012. Although the group no longer meets formally, an e-mail list continues to share links to relevant news and commentary as well as opportunities for advocacy. Films or speakers might also be offered. To obtain information, make suggestions, or join the e-mail list, please
Contact: Eva Marx