The mission of the Charles M. Jones Peace and Justice Committee of the Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist is to lead and engage all ages of the congregation in working for peace and justice through study, action and financial support. The Committee focuses on challenging systems and addressing the root causes of injustice, inequality, war, and oppression locally, nationally and internationally. The Committee strives to carry on the activist tradition of the Community Church both beyond and within our church walls in the spirit of Rev. Charles M. Jones, this Church's first minister.
Within These Walls:
Peace and Justice Monthly Meetings
P & J usually meets 2nd Sun of Month. It welcomes all those interested to attend its meetings at 12 Noon during summer months and after the second worship service during academic year. Check some events of interest posted on the P & J bulletin board in the Commons. Contact: 919-942-2535.
The next scheduled meeting is April 2.when we welcome all justice seeking people to participate in the group with or without their own issues..
Money raised at Peace and Justice Share the Plate Collections
STP for 2017
MLK Sunday 1/15. Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association: $1784.41
STP for 2016
MLK Sunday 1/17. Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association: $1558
Sunday 8/14. Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME) and Coalition for Peace with Justice (CPWJ): Total $815
Sunday 8/28. Two schools in San Ramón, Nicaragua: $1584
Sunday 12/4. NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture:
STP for 2015
MLK Sunday 1/18. Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association and Chapel-Hill-Carrboro Human Rights Center: $575 Each
Sunday 8/23. Two schools in San Ramón, Nicaragua: $1600
Labor Day Sunday 9/6. Farm Labor Organizing Committee and Unitarian Universalist for a Just Economic Community: $1026.80
Close to Human Rights Day, Sunday, December 6,
NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture: $1397.50
STP for 2014
MLK Sunday 1/19. Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association and Chapel-Hill-Carrboro Human Rights Center: $693 Each
Labor Day Sunday 8/31, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC): $1550.65
Near United Nations Day, Sunday 10/26. Unitarian Universalists for Justice (UUJME) and Coalition for Peace with Justice (CPWJ):
$ 462 Each
Close to Human Rights Day, Sunday, December 7, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty (PFADP) and North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NC CIT): $ 598.50 each.
STP for 2013
MLK Sunday, Jan 20, 2013, Rogers- Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) $604.50 and Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill & Carrboro (HRC) $604.50
Feb 10, 2013, Scholarship money to help defay the cost for 2 members of our congregation who wish to join the Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East human rights trip, June 25-July 4, 2013. $1,217.11
June 13, 2013, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), $508.00.
Oct 20, 2013, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME) and the local Coalition for Peace with Justice (CPWJ) $ 299 Each
Dec 8, 2013, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty (PFADP) and NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT) $999.
STP for 2012
January 15, 2012, Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) and its partner, the Coalition to End Environmental Racism (CEER). $1554
June 17, 2012, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, $572.00.
Sept. 2, 2012, Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI), and Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), $713 each:
Oct 21, 2012, Unitarians Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (www.uujme.org) and Coalition for Peace with Justice (www.peace-with-justice.org).$551 each
Dec 9, 2012, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty (PFADP) $486.29 and NC Stop Torture Now (NCSTN) $486.30
STP for 2011
Jan 16, 2011, Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) ($1518.51)
May 15, 2011, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) ($1,185.00)
Aug 14, 2011, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty ($569) AND Stop Torture Now ($569)
in coordination with Community Services Ministry:
Oct 4, 2011, Hispanic Liason of Chatham County/El Vinculo Hispano ($750.00) AND El Centro Hispano ($750.00)
Sept 4, 2011, Farm Labor Organizing Committee ($618.32) AND Unitarian Universalist for a Just Economic Community ($618.33)
Dec 11, 2011, UUs for Justice in the Middle East ($671.30) AND Coalition for Peace with Justice ($671.305
Events within and beyond Church Walls
Peace and Justice Committee has interest in the congregation's undertaking the UU Congregational Study Action Issue, Escalating Inequality, passed by the General Assembly in 2014 June for four years of study. It fits values expressed in the Moral Movement and the ongoing struggles in this state.
Challenging Racism and Islamophobia Program Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary, February 10, 2016 Members of the Church and Community surround the speaker, Manzoor Cheema, 4th person from left: Paige Smith (2nd from left), Peggy Misch (3rd from left), Bob Weston (center, 6th from left), Mary Hulett (2nd from right). Photographer, Jerry Markatos. Event sponsored by Balance and Accuracy in Journalism (BAJ).
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF NC COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON TORTURE Chapel Hill Town Council passed a strongly worded resolution upholding NC, US, and international law.on February 13. In December Carrboro Aldermen and Orange County Commissioners passed such a resolution and Durham's Mayor Bell made a proclamation in support..Will C3H pass such a resolution to support NCCIT (www.nccit.org) as did the Church of Reconciliation?
***** SOME CURRENT COMMUNITY EVENTS *****
CITIZENS CLIMATE COLLABORATIVE: SHAPING OUR EMERGING WORLD Workshop includes brief overview of earth systems and latest climate science, followed by conversations and actions to help counter challenges ahead. 7 - 9 p.m., Sunday, February 19, Carrboro Yoga Company, 200 N. Greensboro St. (Carr Mill Mall), Carrboro. Donations welcome to support Eco-Institute at Pickard's Mountain. Presented by Citizens Climate Collaborative. Limited space .RSVP by February 17 at 919-619-6546 Flier posted.
CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: HOW REFUGEES AND FAMILIES COPE AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE Bill Corcoran, President of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), discusses challenges of Syrian refugees and poor Palestinian families in Gaza and highlights ways to ensure a future for all refugees. 5:30 -7 p. m., March 20, Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. $20. Sponsored by Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. http://humanities.unc.edu/event/crisisinmiddleeast/, 919-942-7373.
THE LEGACY OF EUGENICS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION Stephanie Perry and Wanda Hunter lead this discussion in the Conversation on Equity Series. 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B, 100 Library Drive. Contact email@example.com.
A NEW PLAN TO TAKE NC TO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY Disturbed by craziness and climate denial in D.C and NC legislature? Want to help change things? Learn about Transition Durham and Jacobson Climate Solution. Brainstorm on best ways to build a stronger inclusive movement and plug in to move forward. 6:30 p.m., Friday, February 24, Jason's Deli, New Hope Commons, 5408 New Hope Commons Dr.(off 15-501). RSVP www.groupraise.com/events/24452. Sponsored by Recyclique and Transition Durham. 919-493-3350.
PARDONS OF INNOCENCE: THE WILMINGTON TEN Documentary on desegregation in New Hanover County, violence, and conviction in 1971 of 8 black male students and a while female community organizer. Discussion follows with Irving Joyner, Professor of Law, NC Central University, and Cash Michaels, journalist, producer of film. 1- 4 p.m., Saturday, February 25, United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 MLK Blvd. Sponsored by Chapel Hill/Carrboro NAACP, Orange Organizing Against Racism Alliance, Justice in Action Committee of Town of Chapel Hill. 919-643-4400.
WEEKLY VIGIL FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE: Chapel Hill: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST, Fridays, corner of Elliott Rd and East Franklin St Bring your sign to show your concern or take one from collection. 919-942-2535.