Social Action in Our Community

Pridefest marchAbolish the Death Penalty

Every Monday, there is a vigil against the death penalty in front of Central Prison, 1300 Western Boulevard, Raleigh, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. UUFR members are active in People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and Unitarian Universalists for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Our congregation also issued a statement of conscience against capital punishment. Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congregations for Social Justice (CSJ)

CSJ is a coalition of Raleigh faith communities committed to advocating for public policies that create a better Raleigh for all people. Among its 28 members are Pullen Baptist ChurchFirst Baptist ChurchSacred Heart CathedralSt. Francis of Assisi ChurchRaleigh Mennonite Church, Community United Church of Christ and UUFR. CSJ consists of a core group plus task groups on affordable housing and community corrections. Meetings: The core group meets on second Wednesdays 8:30-10:00 a.m. at rotating locations; Affordable Housing Task Group meets second Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at UUFR. ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NAMI Wake (National Alliance on Mental Illness Wake County chapter)

Nami Wake is a very active local volunteer org, raising awareness, providing education, support and advocacy wherever it is needed.  They celebrate the courage of relatives and friends who have the hope and resolution to recover from mental illness.  Many fundraisers, like the Celebration of Courage in the spring,  are art focused.   If you have an interest in art or just want to help a worthy organization, or just want to have fun with a good bunch of people to raise money for a great reason come join in. Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FEV/Sister Communities of San Ramon

Sister Communities of San Ramon, Nicaragua (SCSRN)

Coffee and tea are sold most weeks at coffee hours following the second service. The proceeds support Sister Communities of San Ramon, Nicaragua (SCSRN), a non-profit organization based in Durham, NC. SCSRN funds projects in the community of San Ramon, such as municipal water, school supplies and school construction. Contact: Whit Hames

Stop Torture Now

NC Stop Torture Now is a grassroots coalition that aims to stop torture everywhere; many UUFR members participate. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vigil to End the Arms Race

This vigil has been going on for over 20 years! First Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. in front of the U.S. Post Office at 300 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh. Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!)

YES! is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. Specifically, our local and state advocacy efforts are guided by the issues related to the six adolescent health behaviors the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health has prioritized as critical: alcohol and drug use, injury and violence (including suicide), tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, and sexual risk behaviors/reproductive health. Youth are seeking interesting adults to work with them.  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interfaith Activities

In addition to the interfaith activities noted above, we take part also in the NC Council of Churches.