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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VOLUNTEER VISITOR TRAINING
August 23, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Tacoma
621 Tacoma Ave So, Room 119
(Entrance is at the back of...
Now is the Time to Talk with Your LegislatorsLast Updated on 2014-08-21 20:55:01UU Voices for Justice's ability to lobby effectively depends entirely on your lobbying. And your ability to lobby effectively depends on your relationship with your legislators. Now is the perfect time to sit down for a talk. Let them know what's on your mind and heart. Let them know about the values from which your speak. Let your UU flag fly. It will make your lobbying more effective. It will help you build relationship.
Here are a few issues UU's and our allies are talking about.
Oil and coal transport issues - coal trains, coal ports. The evidence is overwhelming that the coal trains leave a cloud of lasting pollution in their wake. The proposed coal port at Cherry Point will desecrate land sacred to the Lummi Nation, as well as pollute the waters and infringe on their fishing rights. Oil transport, particularly by water, creates enormous potential for environmental... More »
Mark Your Calendars for Two More Important DatesLast Updated on 2014-08-21 20:52:58Justice Summit, Oct. 11 at Olympia UUC and Virtual Legislative Conference Nov. 22 at your very own congregation
This fall we are shaking things up a bit and co-sponsoring the Justice Summit where we will gather in person for inspiration and workshops. Watch your email for more details and a link to registration which will open soon.
Our annual Legislative Conference will be much more accessible this year. You only have to drive to your own congregation and join with UU's from the other congregations across the state for two hours of tightly organized presentation and discussion of issues that are of most concern to UU's and our social justice partners. After that you can lunch with your group, discuss the issues more thoroughly. We'll have a blog for open discussion and you'll receive a ballot to vote. For more information contact Jolinda Stephens at... More »
Register Now for Amplifying Your Congregation's VoiceLast Updated on 2014-08-21 20:51:04UU Voices for Justice will present a workshop based on the new Common Read at the District's Discovery Day! Sept, 27.
Leave Discovery Day with a plan for how to introduce the new Common Read for the coming year to your congregation and use it to enhance the advocacy of your social justice ministry. Use it to bring the whole congregation into alignment and explore the ways that our voices become more powerful when our congregations work together. The Common Read, the book UU's across the country will be reading this year, is Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square by Paul Rasor.
This workshop is a part of the PNWD's annual Discovery Day! at East Shore Unitarian Church which brings together congregations from all over the Pacific Northwest District. Important: Click here to register on the Discovery Days site. Register for Workshop A in the 3 pm... More »
UU Fusion Coalitions Forming in Congregations for Economic Inequality, the New Jim Crow, Environmental Justice, Marriage Equality, Immigration, and Voting RightsLast Updated on 2014-08-20 18:20:30
“Upward mobility—the American Dream—has become a myth. Concentration of wealth and power has skyrocketed. Dr. King’s dream of justice and equality has fractured. Half of all Americans are impoverished or struggling, as the middle class shrinks and billionaires take the profits. … Challenging extreme inequality has now become a moral imperative.”
The new Congregational Study Action Issue on Escalating Inequality chosen at General Assembly (quoted above) provides a broad frame for the many injustices that UUs and others continue to address. The emergence of fusion coalitions in faith-based and progressive organizing (such as the Moral Mondays Forward Together movement) is an inspiring development. Fusion coalitions bring together different groups working on many different justice issues, acknowledging that all our causes are connected and that... More »
PNWD Discovery Day Social Justice Workshops, 9/27/14Last Updated on 2014-08-20 15:37:37The PNWD’s Discovery Day program includes social justice workshops, called Track A. The NWuuJN is offering a Track A workshop about meeting the challenges of congregational justice work, during the second session (late morning.) I hope you can join us for Discovery Day, especially for the NWuuJN session. Below is the PNWD's announcement for this event.
John Hilke, NWuuJN Secretary
P.S. And, of course, also plan on joining us for the NWuuJN and WA UU Voices Summit on October 11th in Olympia.
Members, Friends, Lay-Leaders, Professionals, Youth & Adults, come share in this day of
INTERCONNECTION - INNOVATION - IMPACT
Leaders in UU congregations throughout the Pacific Northwest share their passion and experience
with those eager to discover how to live our faith more deeply, meaningfully and... More »
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