Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (AAUUJME) is a committee within the Social Action Council of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor. Focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the AAUUJME has been working since 2000 for a just resolution of the conflict. AAUUJME is one of the more active chapters of the national Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME) of which one of our members is President. Seeing this conflict as being fundamentally about human rights, AAUUJME has worked to inform interested members of our congregation, community, and political representatives. The committee meets monthly to plan forums and other activities.
To join our committee, you must be part of the UU community (defined as a member or "friend" of our congregation or a spouse of the same) and endorse the 2002 UUA General Assembly's Action of Immediate Witness "Toward Peace and Justice in the Middle East", the 10 principles of the Churches for Middle East Peace and the Charter for Compassion (see Resources). These documents guide and inform our committee work.
Links to selected websites with information about the Israel-Palestine Conflict:
- National UUJME: http://www.uujme.org
- Churches for Mideast Peace: http://www.cmep.org
- ICAHD-USA: http://icahdusa.org
- If Americans Knew: http://www.ifamericansknew.org
- Council in the National Interest: http://www.cnionline.org
- Jewish Voice for Peace: http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org
- US Campaign to End the Occupation: http://www.endtheoccupation.org
- Michigan Peace Team: http://www.michiganpeaceteam.org
- Interfaith Peace Builders: http://www.ifpb.org