Social Justice

Justice Ministry Council (JMC)

The ERUUF Justice MinistryCouncil coordinates action and activities for social, economic, and earth justice. The council is an umbrella committee, comprised of representatives from ERUUF Action Groups and other interested ERUUFians working to live the mission of the Fellowship. The Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. The meetings are open to all interested ERUUFians.


Justice Ministry Action Groups

There are many ways to be involved in justice ministry work here at Eno River UU Fellowship. Our many Action Groups fall into five areas of concern:

Alleviating Poverty -  Council Liaison: Bo Glenn

El Centro Hispano

Lakewood Elementary Bag Packing

Sister Communities of San Ramon, Nicaragua

Homeless Action Group

Advancing Human Rights - Council Liaison: Bob Hollister


Refugee and Immigrant Justice Action Group

Protecting Democracy

Voting rights and gerrymandering

Caring for the Earth - Council Liaison: Albert Hardy

Earth Justice

Community Edible Landscape Project (CELP)

Partnering with other groups - Council Liaison: open

Durham CAN

Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA)

UU Justice Ministry of North Carolina

NAACP - Forward Together Moral  Movement including Moral Mondays and HKonJ march

Crop Walk

Generosity Sunday Committee

UU Service Committee (UUSC)

Share Your Christmas

Blood Drive


Stories of Justice

ERUUF Recognized for Volunteers at Homeless Shelter

ERUUF was recently recognized as the #1 congregation by Urban Ministries of Durham for the most volunteer hours for 2017.  The ERUUF team logged in 1267 hours for our low income and homeless neighbors.

Urban Ministries’ largest private funder sets the amount of its annual grant to UMD at 10% of the overall support, including volunteer hours.  So, the more hours we log, the more grant funding UMD receives to help clients.  This year, each hour of volunteer labor was worth $22.14, making ERUUF's volunteer support worth $28,000.


Progress Made on Green Sanctuary Accreditation

Through the fall and early winter ERUUFians took the initial steps toward Green Sanctuary accreditation. Green Sanctuary is a program offered by the UUA to give congregations a pathway of study, reflection, and action in response to environmental challenges, most notably climate change. It provides a structure for congregations to examine their current environmental impacts and move toward more sustainable, just, and equitable practices grounded in Unitarian Universalism. Attaining Green Sanctuary accreditation is a strategic action in ERUUF’s current Strategic Plan: Initial efforts to move this multi-year effort forward are being led by members of the Earth Justice Action Group that form the Green Sanctuary (GS) Accreditation Team (GSAT).


JMC Statement on Community Policing Policies and the Militarization of the Police

The Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Justice Ministry Council             

Statement on Community Policing Policies and the Militarization of the Police

March 2018

The ERUUF Justice Ministry Council makes this statement out of concerns about local Police Policies, Procedures, and Practices. Our statement is founded upon our Unitarian Universalist Principles to include our commitment to peace, liberty, and justice; the worth and dignity of every person; equity and compassion in human relations; interdependence; and a commitment the democratic process. Our goal is to develop and support a vibrant local community based upon diversity, opportunity, equity, support and protection. The realization of these goals and principles depends, to a considerable extent, on the qualities of our police and judicial systems because it is these institutions that either support or destroy public perceptions of trust, fairness, equity, and respect --- the things that are the glue that hold us together as a society and community.



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Link to the Justice Ministry Google group (forum):!forum/ERUUF-justice-ministry

This forum is an online community of Justice Associates who are committed to carrying out the work of our congregation's justice ministry.

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