The Northwest UU Justice Network is a growing group of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) who are working to build a more just and sustainable world. We "do more, more easily and to greater effect" by working together.
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Supporting YOUR CONGREGATION’S Justice Work - How NWuuJN AssistsLast Updated on 2014-09-29 17:54:27Download this article
Despite all the great ideas we have heard today, justice work is hard. It’s difficult to be an open-hearted, see-the-world-as-it-is, and try-to-make-it-better UU. The issues before us are urgent, often entrenched, and always somehow requiring more than we have the time to give.
As leaders in our congregations or in our communities, we live the premise that we will make a bigger difference when we work together. The problem with that is that the work we do developing our strategies, organizing our teams, marketing our events, and connecting with the broader world takes time and energy and, unfortunately, all the organizing and managing often is not the work that feeds our justice souls.
For most of us, there has been a calculus to figure. Do I contagiously share my justice work with other UUs, calling them into my broader community involvements? Or do I put... More »
In Pursuit of a Congregational Justice Focus - Westside UU Congregation Timeline for Food First FocusLast Updated on 2014-09-29 17:28:05Nov. 2012 WSUU strategic plan: “Identify a primary all-congregation social justice focus and develop programs and activities to support that focus.”
Jan. 2013 Social Justice Planning Task Force formed- Volunteer Board & SJ representatives
Feb/Mar Interviews of WSUU social justice activists
Aug. 14 Board approves social justice process and timeline
Aug. 15 Online social justice survey open for congregational input –used PNWD survey account
Sept. 14 Minister presents social justice sermon
Sept. 21 Social Justice World Café – 9:30am-2:30 pm
Sept. 29 Mini-café in Fireside Room – 90 minute post service discussion
Oct. 6 Mini-café in Fireside – 90 minute post service discussion - online survey closed
Oct/Nov Data Analysis Team analyzes results from survey and café discussions
Nov. 10 Mini-café with high... More »
How We Pursue Social Justice at the Unitarian Universalist Church of SpokaneLast Updated on 2014-09-29 17:18:03Social Justice at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
I. Our Theory of Social Justice
Every member is part of our Social Justice Team
Social Justice is vital to congregational health
Ally but don’t outsource (take ownership)
It’s about action not financing
II. Determining Level of Congregational Support
Email Request and Responses
Social Justice Coordinating Council
UUA Resolutions & Social Witness Statements
[BYLAWS] ARTICLE IX
STANDING ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRIES AND TEAMS
Section 1. Neither the staff, an ad hoc committee, a ministry, a team, other member, or friend of the Church may represent the Church or the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issue written statements, or make media releases in the name of or containing the name of the Church or the UUA unless approved respectively by the Management Team or... More »
East Shore Social Justice Ministry TeamsLast Updated on 2014-09-29 17:00:16Social Justice Ministry Teams
For PNWD Discovery Day, September 27, 2014
1.Name. What is the proposed name for your ministry team? It can be as plain or as imaginative as you like, however the more imaginative you are, the less people will instantly know what you do.
2.Purpose. What is the purpose of your ministry team? What will your proposed ministry do to improve the state of the world? One or two sentences.
3.A ministry team must be made up of at least five people. One person is a lone voice in the wilderness with little connection. Two people can have a conversation. Three people may be able to pull something off for a little while. Four people can certainly hold regular meetings but may not be fully connected to the congregation. But five people can represent the broad-base of the community and five people can achieve anything if they set their hearts and minds to it. Who... More »
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (Sept. 24, 2014)Last Updated on 2014-09-24 20:44:56
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice
Northwest UU Justice Network
Sept. 24, 2014
NETWORK OFFICE NEWS
The 2014 Justice Summit is only 2 ½ weeks away – So it’s time to register, here! Once registered, make sure you take our follow-up survey so the issues you’re interested in are prioritized for breakout sessions. The annual summit, co-presented by Northwest UU Justice Network and Washington UU Voices, is Saturday, Oct. 11 at Olympia (Wash.) UU Church.
Guidelines for Special Alerts – Need to get information out fast? The Northwest UU Justice Network can help you get the word out (often the same day) to UUs who share your justice interests. More
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
UUs and the People’s Climate March – Last Sunday’s epic climate march in New York City, and Saturday’s related... More »
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