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 2021-2022

as of 9/21/21

 The ERUUF Congregation 

Including Justice Ministry Associates

Areas of Concern & Active Action Groups

Justice Ministry Council

Fostering Economic Equity/ Alleviating Poverty

-Sister Communities of 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


Holly Kingdon (‘20-’22)

Cheryl Turney (‘21-’23)


Congregational Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Lynne Howard-Vaughn (‘21-’23)


Planning Coordinator

Heather Ladd (‘21-’23)


Budget Coordinator

Dennis McGrath (‘20-’22)


UU Forward Together Liaison

Sarah Walls (‘20-’22)


Minister, Staff Partner

Jacqueline Brett


Action Groups

Durham CAN - Dick Hails, Lynne Howard-Vaughn

Earth Justice - Denise Frizzell, Lynda Hambourger

Homeless Action Group - Bo Glenn

Pride+ - Evelyn Studer and Jenn Greenleaf

Refugees and Immigrants -Peggy Schaeffer, Judy and Dennis McGrath

Lakewood Bag Packers - Anita Chase

Showing Up for Democracy - Emily Cox, Steve Franklin

Sister Comm. San Ramon - Lonna Harkrader


Advancing Democracy

-Showing Up for Democracy


Collaborative Partnerships:

-You Can Vote 

-UU Justice Ministry NC


-People’s Alliance



-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 Justice Ministry NC Conference


-CROP Hunger Walk

-Earth & Climate Justice Month (month of April)