• Flooding at Shelter Neck and Hurricane Florence Update from UU Congregations in Eastern NC September 21, 2018 It looks as though the UU conference center at Shelter Neck suffered extensive flooding from Hurricane Florence but from what we’ve heard so far the UU church buildings in Greenville, Red Hill, Outlaws Bridge, New Bern, and Morehead City suffered no or very little damage and the UU Congregation of Wilmington’s home had some downed ...
  • Help in the Wake of Hurricane Florence September 21, 2018 We offer this space as a resource for those seeking help with recovery from Hurricane Florence, and for those who are willing to offer volunteer time, donations of supplies, or donations of money. If you have a need, or know of a need, please post details in the Comments section below.  Please title your comment “Help ...
  • Call to Action: End Detention and Separation of Immigrant Families September 20, 2018 The Trump administration recently announced new proposed regulations that would slash long-standing legal protections for immigrant families, allowing the government to detain children indefinitely. This move is the latest in a series of efforts to undermine the 1997 Floressettlement – a crucial legal safeguard that ensures children cannot be detained in federal custody for longer ...
  • In North Carolina, It’s a Crime to Be Poor September 20, 2018 North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature has made it a crime to be poor in North Carolina according to Gene Nichol’s editorial in the Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 20, 2018. https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article218411255.html
  • Franklin Graham Dismisses Sexual Assault Allegation as “Not Relevant” September 20, 2018 In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian evangelist and missionary, Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham) of North Carolina, argues that the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is “not relevant.” https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article218630640.html In doing so, Graham has forfeited whatever remaining shred of moral authority he might have claimed as a Christian ...
  • Six Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Ballot This Fall July 18, 2018 Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot in November Six proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution will be on the ballot for voter approval this fall. These amendments would require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person; cap North Carolina’s personal income tax rate at 7%; give the state legislature a role in filling judicial vacancies; give the state ...
  • Immigration: “Zero Tolerance” and Separating Families June 27, 2018 It’s not clear that President Trump’s recent Executive Order will actually put an end to his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant parents and children. Nor is it clear that Congress will act to fix the problem that the President’s policy created. This Saturday, June 30, there ...
  • UU Minister Speaks Out Against CIA Torture June 27, 2018 Rev. Justin Osterman, Lead Minister at the UU Fellowship of Raleigh, speaks out against the legacy of torture by the CIA in an op ed in the Raleigh News & Observer on June 25, 2018.
  • Bus from Durham to DC for Poor Peoples Campaign June 23 June 22, 2018 50 years ago, members of the first Poor People’s Campaign made their voices heard. Thousands of poor people from across the United States camped out on the Washington Mall to demand that the nation “lift the load of poverty” and to sing “Everybody’s Got a Right to Live.” Now it’s our turn.   We won’t be ...
  • Poor Peoples Campaign Update June 22 June 22, 2018 Thank you to everyone who came out last Monday for our rally in the North Carolina capitol. This country desperately needs people like you to speak out against Christian nationalism and the poisoning of “family values.” A few ways we raised our voices this week: We camped on the NC Capitol grounds on Sunday evening to ...