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  • My Experience at Standing Rock Featured Article My Experience at Standing Rock My Experience at Standing Rock

      “For the little I contributed, I gained so much more. I learned how to pray.” “Ieya Ieya Wakan Tonka Eya! Wake up warriors! Defenders of Water get up!... More »

  • Standing Rock: What is Needed Now Featured News Article Standing Rock: What is Needed Now Standing Rock: What is Needed Now

    "90% of everything is mental.  88% is showing up."- Woody Allen The valiant defenders need our support. Winter is coming. It is going to be extremely cold and... More »

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26th Annual Human Rights Conference of the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights Last Updated on 2016-12-01 23:30:58   The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights would like to invite you to register for and attend the 26th Annual Human Rights Conference on Friday, December 9th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Olympic College Bremerton Campus. Thanks to the sponsorship of Olympic College, ticket prices are lower this year! Adults tickets are $40 and Youth/Student tickets are $25. You can register for the conference here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2714684 This year’s conference theme is Implicit Bias. Two great keynote speakers headline the conference: Joy Williams, Diversity Program Manager at the Washington State Bar Association, will speak on “Implicit Bias” and Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch, Chair of the Suquamish Elders Council, tribal storyteller and educator will speak on “Implicit Bias Toward Indigenous People of the Puget Sound Region”. We also have 11... More »
“Islam Under Siege: From Phobia to Friendship” Dec. 6 & 7 in Port Townsend, Wash. Last Updated on 2016-12-01 23:23:36 An interactive performance / community dialogue featuring the Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble Mandala Center in association with Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church presents 2 performances of: “Islam Under Siege: From Phobia to Friendship” Both a religious and a racial issue, Islamaphobia is on the rise in the U.S. and the West. Recognizing that violent extremism can come from within many different groups, including Muslims and Christians, we honor that fear can arise. And, as allies and friends, we take a stand to support the humanity, dignity, and rights of all people. Spurred by recent controversy on social media and in the local Port Townsend, WA newspaper (PT Leader), this participatory event will invite people to address the feelings that come up and move towards healing and action in solidarity with Muslim and Arab... More »
Wash. UU Voices for Justice: Member Legislative Priorities Survey Results Last Updated on 2016-12-01 23:20:26 Founded in 2007 as a liberal, religious, educational and legislative advocacy network, we exist to enable Unitarian Universalists in Washington State to give voice to our values in the political arena. The issues we discussed at the conference were proposed by UU Voices board members, and in the ensuing discussion, several more topics surfaced and were reviewed following the meeting. Members were invited to weigh their policy priorities from 1-5 (with five being the highest priority), giving particular attention to the following criteria: Issues that are most representative of UU Values Those which are most likely to gain traction in the coming year Those issues of a high moral urgency Below you will find the results of the issues survey, and the text provided for consideration. The board will meet in December to discuss how best to make these priorities actionable, working... More »
Why I Won't Be Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year Last Updated on 2016-12-01 23:15:58 I feel like a a wet blanket (or maybe, given the weather here, like a wet Northwest winter day) saying what I'm about to say, as all over America people brine their turkeys, greet their out-of-town guests, stock up on beverages and prepare for the great American celebration of food, family, friends, and abundance. I can't do it this year. I just can't. Instead I will spend this Thanksgiving fasting from sunup to sundown. I will spend the day in prayer, remorse, and grief for the 500-year ongoing genocide on this continent, most vividly represented by what is happening just north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation as I write this. I will also spend the day in gratitude for the immense courage and resilience of the original peoples of this land, some of them camped out right now in the North Dakota winter, protecting the earth for all of us, surrounded by the full... More »
Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief on Parliament Hill in Ottawa re: Kinder Morgan Last Updated on 2016-12-01 23:13:11 For immediate release Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief in Ottawa To Personally Deliver Reports to Minister Regarding "Unfounded and Unreliable" NEB Kinder Morgan Recommendations November 28, 2016 (Ottawa) Marking the end of a consultation process with the federal government, Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) Chief Maureen Thomas is on Parliament Hill releasing four new reports. These outline unresolved issues from the consultation that the nation does not yet consider adequately addressed. These reports form the basis for the TWN’s continued rejection of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project. Chief Thomas asks that the Federal Cabinet not rely on the National Energy Board’s (NEB) May 2016 report and recommendations. They... More »