The Northwest UU Justice Network is a growing group of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and like-minded justice allies who are working to build a more just and sustainable world. We "do more, more easily and to greater effect" by working together.
Find the latest Events & Alerts -here. Then get involved through the links, below.
"After you destroyed the wonderful gift God gave you? What makes you think we would let you in here?" - Jewel "Stalking Wolf" James imagining St...
Act today to stop “Monsanto’s Dream Bill” in the SenateLast Updated on 2015-09-03 22:04:15Have you heard about the DARK Act? It's what people across the country have been calling a bill that recently passed through the House that will "Deny Americans the Right to Know" what's in their food.
Also known as H.R. 1599, it's also been called "Monsanto's Dream Bill" because it will take away state rights to require labels on genetically modified foods. That means we won't know if we're eating them, or supporting the monopolized food systems they represent.
I signed this petition to stop this bill in the Senate. Join me and take action to stop defend our right to know what's in our food!
Become a Justice-Building Innovator - New UUSC ProgramLast Updated on 2015-09-03 21:56:20UUSC has announced a new Justice-Building program (see video here) to "help cultivate and harness the “human capital” that can effectively champion justice on every level."
The Northwest UU Justice Network believes the Pacific Northwest has a lot of that human capital ready to harness and eager to grow even more effective. We hope you'll think seriously about becoming a UUSC Justice Building Innovator or asking UUSC to help you find one for your congregation or to work with your congregation and its allied organizations or however you innovate to do justice work.
See the job description, below, and DO let us know (NWuuJN.Exec@gmail.com) if you are thinking of applying. The Network hopes to provide additional support to our region's justice innovators and is looking for Justice-Building Innovators to co-sponsor.
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A Public Declaration to the Tribal Councils and Traditional Spiritual Leaders of the Native Peoples of the NorthwestLast Updated on 2015-09-03 21:52:51As part of the 2014 Totem Pole Journey, this Declaration was drafted and signed by faith leaders within the northwest region. On June 27th, during the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, our Pacific Northwest District leadership unanimously voted to become signatories to this document as well.
As members of the signatories, what does that mean for us and our commitment to this document?
c/o Jewell Praying Wolf James, Lummi
In 1987 and again in 1997, bishops and denominational executives of churches in the Northwest offered letters of apology to the indigenous peoples of our region. These letters acknowledged the historical disrespect of traditional Native American spiritual practices and traditions. In those letters, the leaders of our denominations promised “to honor and defend the rights of Native Peoples … [including] access and protection of... More »
2015 Summit pre-event Oct. 9 - Putting Our Words into Action: The NW Tribes DeclarationLast Updated on 2015-09-03 21:48:41Join us in this gathering to put our words into action
for our First Nations.
Join us in this gathering to put our words into action for preserving
our precious Mother Earth.
It is time to put our words into action
"... we call upon ... elected officials... and all people of goodwill to uphold the treaty rights of Native communities of the Northwest.
" We ask that all environmental and cultural harm to Native lands and peoples be considered in.. policy decisions about the mining, transport, and export of coal and other fossil fuels.
" As religious leaders we call for the protection of ... the Earth we all call home...
" We stand in solidarity with our Native neighbors to safeguard the traditional lands, waters, and sacred sites of their peoples from destruction."
JOIN US: October 9, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
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Justice Work Getting Easier? Last Updated on 2015-09-03 20:20:10It’s hard to imagine our UU justice work getting easier and more fun during these challenging times, but maybe, just maybe, we can do more, more easily and to greater effect, if we work together!
That’s the philosophy behind the upcoming Northwest UU Justice Summit, scheduled for Saturday, October 10th, 2015. UUs from local and regional congregations will invest a precious Saturday to consider what we can do individually and with each other’s help to reclaim our government, protect our planet, secure rights, address inequality, promote beloved community, and more. Why not plan on being there, too!
This year's theme is Allied for Justice. In the morning, we'll listen to TED-style talks from representatives of Lummi Nation and from Community to Community. They will brief us on their powerful work on issues ranging from national... More »
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