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Vision & Values

TUSA unites, organizes and trains leaders from diverse congregations to build a powerful community voice. Individually and collectively, we empower ourselves, hold officials accountable, achieve systemic change, and promote fairness, justice and democracy in Toledo/Lucas County.


  • TUSA will be the recognized effective voice of the voiceless, demanding and achieving justice for all.
  • TUSA will be a powerful instrument of change, able to awaken the prophetic call of congregations to engage in justice issues.
  • TUSA will grow to include 40 congregations and community groups as fully participating members.
  • TUSA will develop the capacity to mobilize 1,000 people for public action.
  • TUSA will be financially stable and strong, securing investments from a broad base of supporters, raising an annual budget in excess of $150,000, and building an asset base that supports the long-term growth of the organization.
  • TUSA will train leaders and strengthen networks in member congregations, schools, and community groups, helping them to be effective.
  • TUSA will build bridges among diverse ethnic, racial and religious constituencies.
  • TUSA will transform Toledo/Lucas County into a community where all people are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.


  • We believe the members of all segments of the community should be heard and valued.
  • We believe that people themselves have the power to determine their future and have a responsibility to speak up and demand justice for all.
  • We put God first and seek divine guidance for all our actions.
  • We believe that human beings are created in the image of God and therefore deserve to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • We value the diversity of our multi-lingual, multi-cultural community.
  • We display the highest level of integrity in all of our activities and actions.
  • We uphold moral and ethical standards in our congregations and in public life.


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