What is social action?
It is a directed life lived in the community. It is collective power welded in covenant. It is soul force writ large that is of, by, and for the people. It is a holy call, it is a civic duty, it is a personal choice.
It is the public expression of love and the personal prayer for belonging. It is we in common agency building that which we call beloved community. That place where we may live free of want and once so free in each soul peace can freely grow. It is a key to the kingdom.”
-Delthea Simmons, UUCWNC Member
Unitarian Universalism has a legacy of “deeds not creeds.” Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to legislative advocacy, in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences, in homeless shelters and in prisons, Unitarian Universalists put their faith into action. We work in interfaith coalitions and partnerships locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally to affirm and promote “the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” “justice, equity, and compassion” and “the interdependent web of all existence.” For more information on UU’s long-standing commitment to social justice, please visit the Unitarian Universalist website www.uua.org.
Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN), Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Our congregation participates several days each quarter in the Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN), a consortium of local churches that volunteer each week to feed and house homeless families. There are many ways to help, including preparing and serving food, setting up and making beds, hosting the families for the evening and overnight, and driving the families and bedding in the van. For more information, please contact Robert Holm at raholm @ qualityadvantage.com or anneyork @ creighton.edu.
The congregation also supports Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, an organization that serves the hungry throughout Wilmington through the emergency distribution of food. For more information on Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, please contact Ron Cochran at rcochran @ ec.rr.com.
Social Justice Activities
In addition to WIHN and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, members of our congregation also participate in other social justice activities, including but not limited to the NAACP-led Moral Monday movement, the Moral Movie series, and voter empowerment activities such as registration and rides to the polls. For more information, please email edenavery99 @ gmail.com or anneyork @ creighton.edu