Stories of Justice
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: Heather Ladd
On February 25, following the second service coffee hour, the ERUUF Durham CAN team will be holding a listening session for the congregation with a focus on availability of and access to jobs and employment in Durham. Please save the date and plan to be there. Durham CAN has kicked off their jobs campaign for 2018 and the first step is hearing from congregations that are members of Durham CAN. Our stories are what will help shape the focus of this campaign.
- 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.”
Here are videos of Rev. Cayer and Shawn Trimble at the press conference held on May 3 where they had the chance to tell the media why they engaged in nonviolence protest at the NC General Assembly for the repeal of HB2.