- Two “Nanas” & Sunday Voting October 1, 2020
This is the story of “two Nanas” from the Piedmont UU Church in Charlotte who helped win the battle for early Sunday voting.
THE TIES THAT BIND:
Passion, Looming Deadlines, Good Friends, A Just Cause, Persistence, Truth to Power, Knowledge, and Personal Contact in the Time of COVID
In February 2020, a large group of concerned citizens gathered ...
- Civics of Justice September 29, 2020
Racial injustice, police brutality, and the loss of Black lives.
Now more than ever, North Carolinians and others are considering how, when, and whether to vote in 2020. It’s time we encourage awareness and address connections between the most important justice issues of our time and what’s on our ballot.
Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. for the rescheduled ...
- Gather the Spirit, Sept. 23rd @ 7:30 pm September 18, 2020
In January we launched UU the Vote as an unprecedented call to collaboration and mobilization for the 2020 election. In May, we pivoted our work to meet the challenges of COVID-19 at our “How We Thrive” event that opened with a beautiful virtual choir.
Now, let us gather again. Join us for Gather the Spirit, our ...
- NC Court Partially Strikes Down NC Felon Voter Disqualification September 6, 2020
Like some or many, but not all, states, North Carolina disqualifies otherwise eligible voters from voting if they have been convicted of a felony and are still in prison or on probation or parole.
But a panel of three superior court judges just ruled that North Carolina’s felon voter disqualification law is partially (but not completely) ...
- Green Team Summit (Sept. 13 – 17) September 5, 2020
Green Team Summit Sept. 13th-17th
Join Faith in Place September 13-17th for the first-ever virtual Green Team Summit!
We will be exploring how interconnected our world is with people of faith who care about the environment and justice.
We will connect the dots between the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial justice through our FREE workshops each night. NC Interfaith ...
- Voting Rights Webinar for Faith Leaders (Sept.10) September 5, 2020
Join Faith in Public Life on September 10th from 2-3 p.m. ET to hear from prophetic faith leaders and voting experts about what’s at stake in this election, safe and secure ways to vote, and how to ensure all of our votes are counted. As people of faith, we have a responsibility to vote our ...
- Legislative Update Sept. 2, 2020 September 2, 2020
The NC General Assembly reconvenes its 2020 legislative session today (Sept. 2, 2020).
Here’s (based on the Raleigh News & Observer’s “Under the Dome” column) is a summary of some of the things that are on the agenda of state lawmakers (or, at least, the Republican leaders in the House and Senate) with respect to the ...
- Forward Together Newsletter (September 2020) September 2, 2020
Check out Forward Together’s Giving Life the Shape of Justice newsletter for September, 2020.
- Police Violence is Gun Violence September 1, 2020
The tragedies and injustices we saw in Kenosha last week are symptoms of two diseases plaguing America – a toxic gun culture combined with systemic racism and white supremacy.
Let’s be clear: police violence is gun violence. Last week, there was yet another tragic example of such violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin when police shot Jacob Blake, a Black ...
- Loving Our Immigrant Neighbors (Sept. 2, 2020) September 1, 2020
Voting Our Values: Forum on Loving Our Immigrant Neighbors
Wednesday, September 2, noon-1 p.m.
Online via Zoom and Facebook Live
Join us as we come together to continue the Voting Our Values forum series. This upcoming virtual event will educate voters and emphasize the importance of voting while focusing specifically on what it means to stand up for, and vote on, the ...