This page shows the social justice activities  proposed, sponsored, or endorsed by the Social Justice Council, the Rapid Response team and Refugee and Immigrant Ministry.


Rapid Response Team

Participate in any or all of the following activities, details are shown below:

Organizing/Training: Learn how to organize to create change for the better in people’s lives

  • April 2019:
    • Apr 9: From United Vision for Idaho: 11:00: – 4:30 at the Downtown public library. Rise UP Idaho will be holding a training session for leaders and anyone who would like to take leadership role in the critical work ahead. This training will cover fundamentals of organizing, equip you with the tools and resources to develop your leadership; lay out the strategic plan for your area, and discuss which tactics we will be implementing and how we will be training folks across the state to participate at every level. Please RSVP to

Attend a March and Rally:  Make your voice heard.

Planned ActionCivil Disobedience or Nonviolent Resistance: take action with others.

Attend a Vigil: Attend a vigil organized to highlight a particular issue.

  • March 2018:
    • Mar 21: Interfaith Equality Coalition: Interfaith Prayer Vigil, 12 pm – 12:30 pm,  Idaho Statehouse steps.  This is your last chance to participate in the vigil for the 2018 session.

Witness a hearing or public event: Attend a hearing, give testimony, and simply witness an event.

  • March 2018:

Contact your legislator, sign a petition or canvass for signatures:  Send email, phone, or visit a legislator concerning an issue, sign petitions or help canvass for to gather signatures.


Lobby your legislator: Meet in person with a legislator to discuss a particular issue or topic.

  • March 2018:
    • Plan your actions.

Participate in a Phone Bank: Answer the call to join with others to call people/legislators.

  • March 2018:
    •  None at this time


Refugee and Immigrant Ministry

  • March 2018
    • Mar 30:  Global Talent Idaho: from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Volunteer to assist at the Career Summit, CWI Boise. Volunteer to help skilled refugees and immigrants who have a bachelor degree or higher to reclaim their careers  by helping them prepare for their real-life job interviews.  Please register by following this link: If you have problems registering please email me
    • Mar 27: Love Resists Through Radical Presence: ICE & Court Accompaniment Programs, 5pm Mountain time, Register Here for the webinar.  Accompaniment programs can make a real difference in our immigration and criminal justice systems.   Learn about established accompaniment programs and how accompaniment helps stop deportations, reduce bond fees, and keep families together. Join this movement.
    • Mar 26: The March meeting of the Refugee and Immigrant Ministry, 6:30 pm in the BUUF library,
    • Mar 25: Help staff a table at BUUF  after each of the Sunday services (9:15am and 11:15am) at both the north and south vestibule.  The purpose of the tables is to bring awareness to the fellowship about the BUUF Refugee and Immigrant Ministry activities.   Contact Betty ( to sign up to help.



Social Justice Council

Housing First — Furniture Next! The Social Justice Council began investigating a “Furniture Bank” at the request of one of our Plate Partners, CATCH, Inc. We conducted a “Housing Summit” with CATCH, Inc. in order to begin the conversation about the Housing First model, and how the Furniture Bank might support that city-sponsored initiative. The Furniture Bank would be an outlet for free and/or affordable furniture for the Treasure Valley’s vulnerable recently homed such as refugees, immigrants, survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, LGBTQ+, young adults aging out of foster care, and folk who were previously homeless. This project, a Furniture Bank, is within the scope of what BUUF could manage with assistance from internally related ministries and external community partners, building connection within the fellowship and with the Treasure Valley community. The Social Justice Council has a draft multi-year timeline that includes research on other programs, meetings with stakeholders, surveys, design, and implementation. There is also interest to include a “Fix It Cafe,” where interested parties could get together to build the skills to refurbish damaged furniture/appliances to donate to the furniture bank or keep if they are among the served populations. This Furniture Bank project was selected as it serves a need in the community without duplicating efforts, builds community ties, and is sustainable for BUUF to manage