Unitarians of the LDPA & Citizens UK Meeting

Unitariands of the LDPA & Citizens UK Meeting

Hi all,


I hope all is well with you.


I am Rev. Julio Torres, Minister at Lewisham Unity. I also participate in New Unity’s social justice activities as a former Member and Trustee.

I am sending a mass notification to inform you of a meeting being held at New Unity on 21 September 2023 from 1900 to 2030. This will be in person and on Zoom (see below for the relevant joining details).


The meeting will be to discuss the social justice work New Unity has been involved with as a part of Citizens UK; learn more about some of the successful Citizens UK campaigns; how we can benefit from being joint members of Citizens UK; and New Unity’s impact within the borough of Hackney and in Greater London. 


Think of Citizens UK like you would think of the General Assembly – it is an organisation of membership organisations who work to make social justice happen as a coalition through community organising. There is more information about Citizens UK in the below attachment.


By joining Citizens UK, we Unitarians will help make a vision of paradise, beloved community, and kin-dom of God a reality as we will be in coalition with other institutions ( i.e. other faith groups, universities, non-profit charities of all kinds- which Citizens UK comprises).


We at New Unity want to invite all London based congregations to join in a coalition as a joint member of Citizens UK as part of a two year pilot programme. The first year would have support from the LDPA to cover costs (pending final approval). The second year would require joint financial support from congregations involved as well as the LDPA. However, this meeting will discuss an introduction to Citizens UK and invite you all to engage in collaborative social justice work.


For recipients not in London, there’s a potential you can join a Citizens UK Chapter in your locality. I would be happy to discuss this with you and your congregation in more depth.


I ask that you attend this meeting or review the recording. Feel free to contact me at juliouu4equality@gmail.com or contact me at 07305 080091. Some of you may receive multiple copies of this email due to various email addresses I have from directories and various positions you hold;  and to you all I send an apology.


Agenda :

    1. Welcome and chalice lighting (2 mins)
  • Introduction to Citizens UK (10 mins)
  1. Citizens UK stories (10 mins)
  2. New Unity success stories (15 mins)
  3. Citizens UK and congregational development (10 mins)
  4. Short introduction to relational power (10 min)
  5. Breakout room (vision setting, legacy of Unitarians, issues experienced by members in congregations- 30 min total, 10 min each)



For those who wish to attend in person:


For those who wish to attend via zoom:

Lewisham Unity is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Social Justice Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 824 3506 4346
Passcode: 183874