Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC) was founded in 1994 as a dynamic, independent grassroots affiliate of the UUA. Our mission is to engage, educate, and activate Unitarian Universalists to work for economic justice, recognizing that as people of faith in the struggle for justice, we are supporting and renewing our spiritual lives. Our current focus is challenging corporate dominance. Also we are developing criteria for UU congregations to be Economic Justice Congregations. Our philosophy is rooted in the UU liberal religious tradition - to create a world of justice, equity, and compassion. Our method of fighting injustice was developed by faith-based groups in Latin America in the 1970s-80s. In using the dynamic process of study, action and reflection, we work for economic and social change. Our work contributes to a broader movement for social change, in collaboration with the UUA, UU Service Committee and grassroots organizations.