First Unitarian Church of Portland has been a voice for liberal religion in our community for over 150 years. The mission of First Unitarian Church is fulfilled in the ways that we seek together to build the Beloved Community in living out our faith by supporting justice-based activities here at the church as well as activities locally, nationally, and internationally. Our core beliefs about spiritual growth and acting for social justice are also reflected in our sermons, music, and religious education classes. Leadership is proudly shared among 11 different action groups and five service projects, and the Social Justice Council is specifically charged with leading the social justice efforts of the congregation. This council is comprised of the leaders of each social justice group, plus three officers and one of our ministers. Collectively the aim of this body is to inspire, educate, and mobilize people to build a more democratic, peaceful, equitable, and life-sustaining world.