Act for Justice
As Unitarian Universalists, we are committed to creating a more compassionate, just, and sustainable world. Here are some of the things we are doing and some of the ways you can help us.
Friday Morning Collections
Almost every Friday morning, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, UUFR members collect food and other items to help some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Action is happening every Friday from 10:30am-noon in UUFR’s back parking lot. Please refer to The Chalice, our weekly e-newsletter for current information on collections and ways to get involved – please join us!
Change the World with Us!
Help us feed the hungry and house the homeless.
- We support several programs to feed the hungry with donations and volunteers, including Urban Ministries Food Pantry, Urban Ministries Helen Wright Center, the Martin Street Market, Grocery Bags for Seniors, Backpack Buddies, and Love Wins. For more information about any of these, contact Jude Oliveri Burde at [email protected]
- Twice a year, we participate in the construction of a house through Habitat for Humanity. For more information, contact Lynne Taylor at [email protected] .
Help us support farmers of color and women farmers.
- Subscribe to regularly receive a box of produce and support local agriculture through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. For more information, contact Donna Doran at [email protected] .
Help us create systemic change.
For more information about our Immigrant and Refugee Justice Ministry Team, contact Pat McLaughlin at [email protected] .
For more information about our Environmental Justice Ministry Team, contact Russ Outcalt at [email protected] .
Our ONE Wake Organizing Team facilitates our involvement in ONE Wake, a community organizing effort of more than 40 other congregations working to address affordable housing, living wage jobs, and educational opportunity in Wake County. For more information, contact Chris Olson at [email protected] .
Donation Drive Item Collection at UUFR
UUFR collectively donates needed items to local social justice organizations on occasion. Donation Drives may be organized by members or friends, ministry teams, or other UUFR groups. If you would like to coordinate a Donation Drive Collection, please submit the Donation Drive Request Form to the Justice Council for approval.
Stay Up To Date
Learn more about the activities of our social justice ministry teams through the Social Justice Blog.
Contribute on one of our Social Justice Sundays
Each month the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh collects donations for one justice organization doing great work in the community. Donations are accepted online all month here or in the offering plate in-person on the below dates.
|October 30, 2022||Common Cause NC|
|November 13, 2022||Interfaith Food Shuttle|
|December 4, 2022||Unitarian Universalist Service Committee|
|January 8, 2023||Carolina Abortion Fund|
|February 12, 2023||Shaw University Center for Racial and Social Justice|
|March 12, 2023||Rural Advancement Foundation International|
|April 9, 2023||Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle|
|May 14, 2023||Blount St. Community Engagement Center|
|June 11, 2023||LGBT Center of Raleigh|
You can donate to our Social Justice Sunday recipients at any time here.
Members and friends can recommend organizations to be a Social Justice Sunday recipient here.
Read our Congregational Statements of Conscience
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh occasionally adopts statements of conscience on particular social issues, which allows the congregation’s leadership to advocate on these issues on behalf of the congregation as a whole. To read a list of our statements of conscience, click here.
Become More Involved
Our social justice ministry is organized by Rev. Sasha, our assistant minister, and our Justice Council. Justice Council meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
Contact [email protected] for more information.