The UU Justice Ministry of NC’s “Justice Action Teams” will “give life the shape of justice” by working on a broad range of important justice issues. Please complete UUJMNC’s Justice Issue Survey to let us know which justice issues are most important to you, your family, your congregation, your community, our state, and our nation.
The escalation of economic inequality undergirds a thousand injustices, from climate change to homelessness, from mass incarceration to low-wage worker exploitation. Economic inequality also disproportionately impacts people of color. We work for justice, equity, and compassion in our relationships and systemic change in our society.
All life is interconnected. Creating a sustainable way of life is central to our view of a just and compassionate world. We act knowing that those who are most impacted by environmental destruction are often with the least power.
We stand on the side of love with all families, regardless of citizenship status, and strive to create welcoming communities and congregations. We advocate for immigration reform, for an end to detentions and deportations, and for a world where no one feels forced to leave home or risk death in pursuit of a decent life for their family.
Each of us has worth and dignity, and that worth includes our gender and our sexuality. As Unitarian Universalists (UUs), we not only open our doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift. We work for LGBTQ justice and equity as a core part of who we are. All of who you are is sacred.
Every person has value as a member of the human family. The suffering caused by racism must be ended if we want to create fair and loving communities. We work to end racial discrimination and injustice, starting within ourselves and moving out into the world around us. We advocate for stopping racist policies like mass imprisonment and attacks on voting rights.
Decisions about children, families and sexuality are some of life’s most profound. We advocate not only for the freedom of those choices in each person’s life journey, but also for the ability of all families and communities to realize a sense of wholeness with regard to their sexual and reproductive lives. We campaign publicly for just and compassionate laws for family planning, reproductive health, and gender equality.
One of the fundamental principles of Unitarian Universalism is the use of the democratic process. As an expression of our faith, we engage in voter registration and protecting voting rights, not for partisan reasons, but to empower all eligible people to contribute their voices to the democratic process. Defending the freedom to vote has been at the core of Unitarian Universalism for decades.
The People’s Agenda is a fourteen-point platform adopted by the HKonJ/Forward Together Moral Movement.