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Stories of Justice

Want to learn about all the ways ERUUF has worked to promote justice in our community and the world?  Browse through this archive of stories and events.

Saving Democracy with UU Values Workshop Inspires

The forty-nine people who participated in this very informative workshop on March 4 came away inspired and motivated.  The workshop, as publicized, truly built “our capacity to seek truth, act courageously, resist oppression, and work individually and collectively to preserve our fundamental democratic institutions”. Starting with some humorous videos of comedians poking fun at politicians,

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2nd Annual Plant-based Eating Week

Thank you for your interest in our wonderful series of events! An entire week of community, compassion, and science-based information for support of eating in a way that is better for you, better for all living creatures, and better for the environment. Meet the local leaders of this movement and mingle with others who have benefited from choosing to incorporate more fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables into their diet. Everyone with an open mind and an open heart is welcome. Most events require registration below. Some are only open to ERUUF members but others are open to the wider community. Please read on for more information. Hope to see you there!

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Dismantling Racism Workshop on Oct. 13-14

The next Dismantling Racism Workshop at ERUUF will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14, 2017. The workshop is all day (8:30 am-4:30 pm), both days, and will be held in the Fellowship Hall at ERUUF.

ERUUF is reserving up to half of the available spots for participants from five People-of-Color-led organizations with whom we work as partners.

ERUUFians and Community Partners who want to attend the October workshop should apply online using the form below. Space is limited and priority for ERUUFians will be given to active members. Meals will be provided. The only cost to participants will be a $10 registration fee (scholarships available).

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Black Lives Matter and Unitarian Universalism

Together with nearly 700 Unitarian Universalist congregations in May, ERUUF offered Sunday services (service descriptions here) and programs in support of dismantling racism and the system of white supremacy that puts the lives of Black and Brown people in harm’s way, and in celebration of the love and courage People of Color have created in response and resistance.

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Successful Durham CAN retreat yields new potential action plans

ERUUF was well represented at the recent Durham Can Leaders Retreat held on 2/7/2017 held at Monument of Faith Church.  Over 100 people attended the retreat, 6 of them from ERUUF.  Amassa Fauntleroy shares this report:

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UUA Common Read

The Third Reconstruction  by Rev. Dr. William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

ERUUF's Adult Programs Team was excited to offer the UUA Common Read Book Discussions in February. Around 40 people who signed up were assigned to small groups, each with a discussion leader, which met three times. Unitarian Universalists were electrified at General Assembly 2016 by Rev. Barber's call for building and sustaining a movement for justice for all people. The Common Read selection committee believes that now is a moment for Unitarian Universalists to answer that call and provides a number of ways to do so.

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Durham CAN Promotes Affordable Housing Downtown

Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods (CAN) has been advocating for affordable housing on property next to the Durham Station Transportation Center downtown (on Jackson Street).  Members of CAN attended a Durham City Council meeting September 8th at which the City Manager presented the process for selection of a developer for the parcel.  Jennifer McDuffie was one of those who attended and provided information for this report.

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2016 Pridefest

PRIDE 2015This year Pridefest is particularly important with a high level of anti-LGBTQ bigotry fed by certain politicians and discriminatory laws such as HB2. Triangle area UUs are joining together to create a float for the Pride Parade and having a booth at the festival to demonstrate that communities of faith can be affirming and welcoming.

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