UUFR has seven very active social justice ministries that are working for a better world. Whether feeding the hungry, registering voters, welcoming refugees, or installing solar panels on the sanctuary’s roof, these volunteers make real our commitment to actively serving the common good. On our blog, you can learn about UUFR’s social justice work and figure out where you would like to get involved.
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One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had at UUFR is working with refugees. Our Immigrant and Refugee Justice Ministry Team has relationships with two refugee resettlement agencies in … read more.
In 2021 the Environmental Justice Ministry Team along with congregational leaders will review UUFR’s designation as an official UUA “Green Sanctuary.” This process will identify new ways that UUFR can address climate change and engage members in this … read more.
This has been a year like no other for students, parents, teachers, and schools. Now, UUFR members who’ve experienced the pandemic’s effects on education have a chance to share what they’ve learned — and help translate their experiences … read more.
It may be hard to imagine, but people are tortured in countries around the world for such reasons as their political views, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. Over 200,000 survivors of torture from Africa and Asia are believed to reside in the United States, some … read more.
Hopefully, you’ve heard by now that UUFR is a member of ONE Wake, a diverse group of congregations working together to build a community where all people can have their voices heard. In October, we participated in their … read more.
Recruiting UUFR members to attend ONE Wake’s Founding Assembly
Last week, Raleigh approved rezoning for one of the largest developments in its history. Developer John Kane will build Downtown South, a $2-billion complex in southeast Raleigh that will include housing, hotels, shops, restaurants and a 20,000-seat … read more.
Hopefully, you’ve heard about the UUFR Action Lot by now, where UUFR members meet up to donate items to charity, swap puzzles, and more. This weekly meetup began thanks to Linda Liles and her tireless efforts to feed the hungry in partnership with Love … read more.