Our Approach

We are ministers and lay members of Unitarian Universalist congregations in North Carolina who continue to work in our respective communities and with other local partner organizations to serve families and individuals, including farm workers and others who need help, hope, and a vision of how to improve their circumstances. We do this every day and every week.

But, we also believe we can do more. This Legislative Ministry seeks to enter public discussions concerning public policy matters that affect those whom we serve, and we also pursue matters that connect with our UU Principles. Our goal is to inform our congregations and the public about issues that we believe will create better prospects for all citizens of North Carolina.


Priority Issues

Many Unitarian Universalists sometimes feel overwhelmed at the prospect of working in the area of social justice. “Where to begin?” We say. “How shall we decide or select priority areas?” “How shall we sharpen our focus and still cover the issues that will honor our Principles and, at the same time, satisfy all UU priorities?”


Faith Leaders for a Just Society in Asheville

Faith leaders in Asheville are adding their voices to those outraged by the actions of NC legislators. Rev. Joe Hoffman, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ and an NC Council of Churches board member, is joining his colleagues as well as those from the non-profit community there for a press conference on Monday, May 20. Anyone interested in participating can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on his cell at 828-777-8729.

In addition, he has asked Asheville faith leaders to include the following in their bulletins and other communications this week:

Faith Leaders for a Just Society

This Monday, May 20, at 12 noon, a group of faith leaders from Asheville will hold a press conference in front of the courthouse downtown to voice concerns about the passage of so many bills by our state legislature that are harmful to the poor and vulnerable of our community. They will lift up a common vision between all of our faith traditions of caring for the least of these. We anticipate between 20-30 faith leaders participating. In case of rain, the event will take place at First Congregational UCC at 20 Oak Street. Please join us. -30-