Local Groups/Chapters


Deborah Taylor is a UUJME board member from All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City. Deborah can be reached at deborah@uujme.org.

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East includes local groups and chapters throughout the United States. We encourage you to start a group affiliated with your Unitarian Universalist church. Useful links to help you plan your group:

  • Click here for guidelines established by the national Board of Directors for the operation of local groups.
  • Click here for the New Group Application Form.
  • Click here for an example of the Bylaws created by the UUJME group affiliated with the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, PA
Click on the calendar below for a listing of local group events.



Below you will find the contact information for currently active groups and groups in the process of formation. Some UUJME chapters or local groups may not be listed, so if you don’t see one listed in your area (or would like to have your own group listed) please email us at uujme@uujme.org or call us at 347-338-8563 .


    The UU Church of Orange County
    511 South Harbor Boulevard
    Anaheim, CA 92805-4525
    Church website: www.uuchurchoc.org
    Contact: Rycharde Powell
    Email: rychardepowellohiomaple (at) yahoo.com
    Contact: Ruth Shapin
    Email: Ruth (at) shapin.org
    Contact: Ted Shapin
    Email: Ted (at) shapin.org

    Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    820 North Fairview Avenue
    Goleta, CA 93117-1823
    Church website: www.liveoakgoleta.org
    Contact: Gail Boehme
    Email: GailGBoehm (at) aol.com   


    First Universalist Church
    4101 East Hampden Avenue
    Denver, CO 80222-7262
    Church website: www.firstuniversalist.org
    Contact: Peter Peterson
    Email: MPPeters21 (at) aol.com   

    Foothills Unitarian Church
    1815 Yorktown Avenue
    Fort Collins, CO 80526-1658
    Church website:  http://www.foothillsuu.org/
    Contact: Eleanor Dwight
    Email:  Eleanor (at) dwightcentral.com


    First Unitarian Universalist Church
    700 Hartford Turnpike
    Hamden, CT 06517-2214
    Church website: www.usnh.org
    Contact: Elizabeth Neuse
    Email: february (at) snet.net   


    Boise UU Fellowship
    Boise, ID
    Contact: Deborah K. Espen
    debbieespen (at) yahoo.com
    (Networks with: Idaho Peace Coalition, Voices for Palestine)


    First Unitarian Universalist Church
    37 Miller Street
    Belfast, ME 04915
    Church website: www.uubelfast.org
    Contact: Catherine (Cathy) Mink
    Email: thespark (at) prexar.com   


    Middle East Task Force
    River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    6301 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    Church website: http://www.rruuc.org/
    Contact:  Stephen Buck, co-chair
    Email:  rowyourboat (at) verizon.net


    First Parish (Unitarian Universalist)
    Beverly, MA 01915-571901915-5719
    Church website: www.firstparishbeverly.org
    Contact: Anthony (Tony) Constantino
    Email: toc145 (at) yahoo.com

    Unitarian Universalist Church
    Marblehead, MA 01945-344901945-3449
    Church website: www.uumarblehead.org
    Contact: Carolyn Corzine
    Email: Carolyn (at) ties.org

    First Parish UU
    75 Great Rd
    Bedford, MA 01730
    First Parish Peace and Justice Group
    Contact: Brown Pulliam
    Email: brown.pulliam2 (at) verizon.net
    Phone: 781-275-0090781-275-0090
    UUJME Massachusetts Chapter
    Regional for Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Area
    Contact: Diana Digges dldigges (at) yahoo.com


    Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
    First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
    4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103-8739
    Church website: www.uuaa.org
    Chapter website: www.uuaa.org/social-justice/faith-in-action/
    Contact: George Garcia
    Email: gagarcia325 (at) gmail.com
    Meetings: second Sunday of each month, except May (3rd Sunday)


    (Members solicited from all 23 Minnesota congregations, but primarily First Unitarian Minneapolis)
    Contact: Willis Unke, unke (at) msn.com, 763-571-4265763-571-4265
    1433 Trollhagen Dr, Fridley, MN 55421
    uujmemn (at) gmail.com


   Unitarian Church of Lincoln NE--Lincoln League for Middle East Peace (LLMEP)
   Eileen Durgan-Clinchard Jeaneileen (at) gmail.com
   6300 A Street
   Lincoln NE 68510-5008

New York

   UUJME Chapter at First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, Ithaca, NY
   Mailing:Attn Chris McConkey cris (at) cny-pal.org
   402 Aiken Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886
   Martha Ferger jferger (at) pol.net, 607-844-8184607-844-8184
   PO Box 8, Dryden, NY 13053
   Unitarian Church of All Souls, NYC (UUJME/ASNYC)
    1159 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10075
    (212) 535-5530(212) 535-5530
   Contact: Deborah Taylor dft4net0 (at) gmail.com
   Co-Chair Mary Geissman mgeissman (at) earthlink.net


    First Unitarian Church
    1034 SW 13th Ave
    Portland, OR 97205
    Contact: Curtis Bell
    Email: mckimbells (at) comcast.net
    Phone: (503)227-0016(503)227-0016


    Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East--Pittsburgh Chapter
    First Unitarian Church
    605 Morewood Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2909
    Church website: www.first-unitarian-pgh.org
    Contact: Brian Ramsey
    Meetings: 12:30 PM on third Sundays of each month   

    Mainline Unitarian Church (MLUC)
    816 South Valley Forge Road
    Devon, PA 19333-1825
    Church website:  http://mluc.org/
    Contact:  Gene Ramsbottom
    Email:  earamsbottom (at) gmail.com


    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the New River Valley
    1301 Gladewood Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24060
    Church website: www.uucnrv.org
    Contact: Morton Nadler
    Email: tampsa (at) vt.edu
    Meetings: 7 PM on first Tuesdays of each month

    Northern Virginia Chapter at UU Church of Arlington, VA
    4444 Arlington Blvd
    Arlington VA 22204
    Church website: uuca@uucava.org
    Contact: Eugene Mulligan, ewmulligan at comcast.net
    Alternate Contact: Kit Britton, kitbritton at gmail.com

    The Middle East Task Force
    Cedar Lane UU Church
    9601 Cedar Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Contact: Ralph Krause
    thekrauses (at) starpower.net


    Puget Sound Chapters (Members from multi-area Congregations)
    East Shore Unitarian Church
    12700 SE 32nd Street
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    Attn: Cathy Barich, cbarich (at) comcast.net