Do Justice Ministry

The Do Justice Ministry mobilizes the congregation to advocate for structural change, strengthening our work through collaboration with community groups.

Current projects

Cash Bail Bond Reform
A resolution calling on the United Church of Christ to Advocate and Act to Change the Cash Bail Bond System to Eliminate Racial and Social Injustices Inherent in the Present System was written by Do Justice and approved by the Community UCC congregation on 11/17/19.  Our next step is to ask the Southern Conference of the UCC to approve the resolution.
Read approved resolution here
Read the proposed resolution for the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ

Encouraging Voting Informed by Faith
Members of CUCC's justice groups will be contacting CUCC members to ensure they have access to accurate information about the voting process this fall.

Racial Justice Affinity Google Group
The Community UCC Racial Justice Affinity google group is for members and friends of CUCC who are called to working for the end of racism in Raleigh, NC and the US.  The group will provide a safe platform to share about racial justice - our feelings, needs for support, information on current news and trainings and opportunities for action in the world.  Jim Smith is managing this list and invites anyone interested in joining the group can send him an email at JimRJA.CUCC@gmail.com  and he will add you to the group.


What does CUCC's Do Justice Ministry do?


By tradition, we study, discuss, and advocate for public and corporate policies that an unofficial consensus of the church membership deems important. These policies are centered on such issues as peace, justice, equality, and integrity of our institutions.

We research initiatives and consult with experts.  Then we invite the congregation to act through prayers, letters, petitions, rallies, visits, and donations.

The ministry sponsor's the congregation's annual Carolyn and Cyrus King Peace and Justice Awards.

When CUCC people are going to a rally or protest, get an email or text alert so you can join us.  Sign up for "JUST SHOW UP for Do Justice" alerts.

“I feel like I'm doing something.  It is great to be and work with such well grounded people... The Spirit feels present ....” - Gary

According to the Community United Church of Christ Constitution, the Do Justice Ministry (formerly called Social Justice Ministry) is “called to discern and act upon issues relevant to the Social Gospel within God’s created world, be they local, state, national, or international and to be witness for justice and peace.” The church By-laws state that "Members are empowered to identify areas of special need in the community or social issues which need special attention, and to form task force groups from the congregation to work on these needs and issues."

Mike Soboeiro speaks on outreach to the community
In thus following the tradition of the Social Gospel, the Do Justice Ministry fulfills in part Article II of our constitution.
“. . . . to render loving service toward human kind; and to strive for righteousness, justice, and peace.”