World War II begins.Rev. Waitstill and Martha Sharp travel toCzechoslovakia tohelp refugees escapeNazi persecution.
The Unitarian ServiceCommittee is officially established. During the war years, USC provides refugeeassistance, medical care,clothing and other services.
“The Power of You & You” through history
Victories in the struggle for human rights are achievedby individuals rising to meet challenges that, at thetime, often seemed insur-mountable. Here are somehighlights of the arc of movement that representsUUSC’s 65 years of steps – both large andsmall – advancing thecause of justice.
“The Power of You & You”
Protecting and promoting human rights worldwide2004 Annual Report
(for the period from July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)
UUSC Annual Report 2004
ness to the struggle against U.S. unilateralism and insupport of efforts to protect civil liberties and the rightsof the oppressed.Our Unitarian and Universalist founders believed inthe inherent worth and dignity of all people. Guidedby these principles, it is a simple step to believe thathuman rights must be protected and promoted, espe-cially for the marginalized or oppressed. But it is nosimple act to advance the cause of justice in the world. We rely on our network of members and supporters which allows us to extend our reach in defending theinterdependent web of life of which we are all part. Working together, each one of us has the power tochange the world. That’s the Power of You & You!For 65 years, the Unitarian Universalist ServiceCommittee has been a powerful voice for justice andhuman rights in the United States and around the world. Through the turmoil and brutality of theHolocaust, World War II, the civil rights movement, theVietnam War, Central America in the 1980s and therise of the radical right in the 1990s, we have stood firmagainst oppression, fighting for dignity and justice forall people.Today, 32,000 strong, UUSC’s members, supporters,volunteers and staff remain committed to the cause of freedom and democracy. We bear witness to the struggleagainst abuses wrought by militarism, fundamentalismand intolerance, working to restore the rights of oppressed groups and communities. We also bear wit-