Forward Together is the name of the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of North Carolina.

We are a progressive, faith-based, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to “give life the shape of justice” by

  • coordinating and supporting the social justice work of individual Unitarian Universalists and Unitarian Universalist congregations in North Carolina,
  • building relationships with other faith-based and secular organizations that are working for social justice in North Carolina, and
  • giving voice to our Unitarian Universalist values with respect to important social, economic, environmental, and political issues in North Carolina.

The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of North Carolina (UUJMNC) was incorporated as a North Carolina nonprofit corporation in September, 2017 and has been granted tax-exempt status as a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

UUJMNC’s “roots” date back to the creation of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of North Carolina, a statewide social justice network of Unitarian Universalists in North Carolina, in the fall of 2012.

In the fall of 2017, the UU Legislative Ministry of NC was “rebranded” and “relaunched” as the UU Justice Ministry of NC (Forward Together). Since then, with a $13,000 grant from the UU Fund for Social Responsibility and the active involvement and generous support of North Carolina’s Unitarian Universalist congregations, individual UUs, and UU ministers, we’ve been working to completely “reboot” UUJMNC as a better-organized, adequately-funded, more visible, and more effective statewide UU justice ministry that will “give life the shape of justice” in North Carolina.

Videos from UUJMNC’s first annual Forward Together Gathering (2018)

Professor Gene Nichol

Doug Rhodes

Rev. John Saxon (No Time for a Casual Faith)

Rev. John Saxon (Giving Life the Shape of Justice)

Rev. Sally White

Laurel Amabile

Maria McDonald

Thanks to UUJMNC’s Forward Together Gathering videographer, Dick Chady!