Stories of Justice
Announcing the UUA Common Read for 2018-2019: Justice on Earth, People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment. This year's read is a Green Sanctuary Project sponsored jointly by the Justice Ministry Council and the Earth Justice Action Group. Please use the Google Form to register to participate. Facilitators will be contacting registered participants soon to set times and locations for the discussions. The book can be purchased on the UUA website, Amazon, or on your smart device with Kindle or Google Play. You may also use the Google Form to indicate that you need assistance in purchasing a copy of the book or would like to borrow a copy. A celebration of our collective participation is planned for April 28 following the second service.
Durham CAN has developed their vision, goals and action steps for the next six months. Briefly, they are to
- hold listening sessions for their new jobs and criminal justice campaigns
- continue to pursue and celebrate their successes for more affordable housing in Durham
- secure previous commitments and
- expand their base of power
Find more information in the Durham CAN June newsletter. ERUUF's team for Durham CAN encourages interested folks to attend one of the CAN leadership institutes in July or contact Heather Ladd or Dick Hails for more ways that one can support and participate in CAN events.
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.
- By: ERUUF Justice Ministry Council
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.
- By: Tom Fletcher
"Say yes now, everything real greets you" sang the members of Jewelsong, a very appropriate welcome to Sarah Van Gelder, co-founder and now former editor of YES! Magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America.
Sarah spoke to a large community gathering in the sanctuary at ERUUF on Monday evening, October 9, sharing stories of her travels that highlight what ordinary people are doing in their communities to create solutions to issues of racial, economic, and environmental justice.
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:
As you may have read in the UU World, the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees voted unanimously to designate Black Lives of UU as the recipient of a the Saturday special offering at GA this year and set a goal of $60,000 to be raised. The UUA board is working in partnership with UUA administration to “ensure a successful offering.”