Helping to create a more just world is integral to the mission of ERUUF and to transforming lives, including our own. Whether you only have an hour here or there or want to get deeply involved in an on-going commitment, your participation in the justice work of ERUUF is welcome and needed. You will find community here to support your values in action, as hundreds of ERUUFians are involved in justice ministry - from baking cookies for meals at the shelter to lobbying our lawmakers for better environmental laws. From marching in Raleigh or D.C. to serving as tutors at El Centro Hispano. There are many ways to be involved. Check out our various justice ministries and activities. 

Ready to find out more? Join the Justice Ministry Google group to receive notices about events and volunteer opportunities. View the Justice Ministry Google Group

Justice work takes multiple forms here - education, advocacy, witness, action and transformation.

Education challenges us to change so that the way we live our lives does not have unintended consequences that support injustice.

Advocacy does the hard work of educating others and contributing to public awareness or policy solutions by engaging with the legislative process and a wider public.

Witness requires us to share our convictions and be an exemplary model of living out our values and principles.  

Action and service helps feed, clothe, support, train, and lift up the oppressed and creates programs that produce positive change. 

Transformation, the changing of lives, happens by providing opportunities for all participants to increase self-reflection, sensitivity, confidence, ability, and spiritual growth. The end result is empowerment and the ability to organize and produce change in the greater world, 

                                                          Justice Ministry Structure FY 2018-2019

                                                                              as of 7/17/18

 The ERUUF Congregation 

Including Justice Ministry Associates

Areas of Concern & Active Action Groups

Meets periodically to share accomplishments, challenges, and ideas.

Justice Ministry Council

Meets monthly.

Fostering Economic Equity/ Alleviating Poverty


-Sister Comm. San Ramon

-Homeless Action Group

-Durham Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods (CAN)

-Lakewood Bag Packers 


-Durham Small Homes 


Advancing Human Rights



-Refugees and Immigrants

Collaborative Partners

-Durham Pride

-Triangle Interfaith Advocates for Refugees and Immigrants (TIARI)

-Church World Service

-Siembra NC 



Caring for the Earth

-Earth Justice:

-Green Sanctuary

-Community Edible Landscape


Collaborative Partnerships

-Citizens Climate Lobby

-NC Warn

-Families Moving Forward



Denise Frizzell ('19-'21)                                 Holly Kingdon (Nov. '20 - June '22)

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator 

Tom Fletcher ('19-'21)

Planning Coordinator

Heather Ladd ('19-'21)

Budget Coordinator

Holly Kingdon (June-Nov. '20)

Dennis McGrath ('20-'22)

Action Groups

Durham CAN - Dick Hails, Heather Ladd

Earth Justice - Denise Frizzell

Homeless Action Group - Bo Glen

Pride+ - Evelyn Studer 

Refugees and Immigrants - Judy and Dennis McGrath

Lakewood Bag Packers - Anita Chase 

Show Up for Democracy - Emily Cox, Steve Franklin 

Sister Communities of San Ramon - Lonna Harkrader


UU Forward Together Liaison 



Minister, Staff Partner

Jacqueline Brett


Advancing Democracy


-Show Up for Democracy

Collaborative Partnerships:

- You Can Vote 

- UU Forward Together

- UU The Vote

- People's Alliance

- Poor People's Campaign


- Democracy NC

- Common Cause


- Green To Go Durham

Multi-Area Collaborative Partnerships

-Generosity Sunday Committee  

-Durham Congregations in   Action (DCIA)

-Urban Ministries    

--UU Justice Ministry   of North Carolina (Forward Together)

Annual Special Events

-UU Forward Together Conference


-Poor People's’ Campaign

-CROP Hunger Walk

- Earth & Climate Justice Month