Our Mission

 Our mission is to create solutions to systemic issues that prevent our most vulnerable citizens from enjoying the quality of life God intends for us all. 

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Corrections Reform Action

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Join us for our  Corrections Reform Action on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. in Burlington. VIA leaders will ask for changes in facilities and therapeutic and restorative programs in the Chittenden Regional Corrections Facility and other prisons across the state. Special guests are Mike Touchette, Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, as well as members of the House Corrections & Institutions Committee and of the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

"Emma's Revolution" Concert

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 You are invited to a concert by award-winning “Emma’s Revolution” on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the First UU Meeting House (152 Pearl St, Burlington). This event is sponsored by the First UU, Peace & Justice Center, and Front Porch Forum, and it will benefit Vermont Interfaith Action and other social justice groups. “Emma’s Revolution” writes and performs songs that fuel today’s resistance movements, including “I Believe Her” honoring sexual assault survivors. Their music has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, sung for the Dalai Lama, and praised by Pete Seeger. Tickets are $22 Advance / $28 Door (no one turned away), available at emmasrevolution.com or at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St, Burlington. 

Become a "ChangeMaker"

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 We have launched our 

ChangeMaker 

sustaining member campaign. 

In this campaign, we seek to increase the number of regular, monthly givers to 70 of our leaders and friends to be made automatically by credit card or through direct bank deposit. 

Will you be one of those 70? 

Will you help us reach our goal of $20,000 annually by the end of 2019? 

Go to our Donate page now to set up your recurring gift.

Vermont Voices for a $15 Minimum Wage

Not too long ago, a $15 minimum wage seemed “radical” and “unrealistic.” But people all over this country, including right here in VT, are standing up and saying that it is not a radical idea to say a full-time job should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it. Five states and the District of Columbia have already passed a $15 minimum wage. Sen. Sanders hopes VT will soon join them. Unitarian Church of Montpelier leader, Elaine, shares her story about the need for VT to have livable wages.