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    This past weekend, many of us were privileged to bear Witness to Lummi Nation's story, its struggles and its wisdom. Lummi Council Member Jay Julius and Lummi Elder Jewell... More »

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10th Annual Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium: “Honoring our Ancestors and Empowering Our Youth” Last Updated on 2015-07-07 17:58:52 Thursday 7/9 through Saturday 7/11 at the Northwest Indian College on the Lummi Reservation North of Bellingham.  Registration $150.00 includes food, etc.    This is a great opportunity to learn more about the front line people battling the environmental threats posed by the proposed climate bombs of oil and coal in our region. Against overwhelming odds native americans have been battling back to recover their health and identity and have great lessons for our culture. They were the focus of the Public Witnessing at the General Assembly in Portland last month which featured two presentations by Lummi elders.  http://www.uuworld.org/articles/public-witness-features-lummi-nation About Vine Deloria jr. Theologian, historian, activist and author of more than 20 books. Vine Deloria jr. challenged conventional beliefs directly confronting the myths and... More »
Shoreline UUC Social Action Ministry Priorities, Projects, and People Last Updated on 2015-07-05 19:18:09 Currently, the Shoreline UUC Social Action Ministry has these top priorities for addressing systemic social justice issues: To reduce economic inequality, especially by reforming WA’s regressive tax system, securing living wages and protections from unjust treatment for all workers, mending the shredded social safety net, and investing in the common good. To eliminate the undue influence of concentrated financial power on elections and government policy, by working to counter recent Supreme Court decisions, including Citizens United and McCutcheon. To establish environmental/green justice policies while ensuring that their economic burdens do not fall on those least able to bear them. In particular, we will work for a state carbon emission reduction charge or for a carbon tax, with tax breaks or rebates to offset their... More »
Robert Reich's "Inequality for All" Film To Be Shown By Sno-King Meaningful Movies on July 11 Last Updated on 2015-07-05 19:15:56 "Inequality for All" - a film by Robert Reich Saturday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. Edmonds UU Church, Chapman Hall 8109 224th Street SW, Edmonds, WA Open to the Public, Admission Free (donations accepted) Special Guest: Ken Dammand, Fix Democracy First     Following this film there will be an opportunity for discussion and Q&A with Ken Dammand, of Fix Democracy First (formerly Washington Public Campaign). The website for the film has extensive resources for those interested in working to address the problems of inequality.   This showing of "Inequality for All" is presented by Sno-King Meaningful Movies, a partnership of Shoreline UU Church's Social Action Ministry, Edmonds UU Church's Peace and Justice Committee, and Snohomish County Peace Action.   "Sno-King Meaningful Movies" -- a partnership of the... More »
Justice Network Reviews Accomplishments and Challenges in Organizational Development Grant Report Last Updated on 2015-07-05 18:33:21 Curious about what it takes to develop and run your favorite justice network? Consider taking a peek at the Northwest UU Justice Network’s Final report for our recent grant from the UU Fund for Social Responsibility. This $12,815 grant was awarded in the Fall of 2012 and ran from January 2013 through December 2014. $3,000 of this funding was in the form of a matching grant to encourage participants in the network to donate for the first time -- and donate they did! Thanks to both the UU Fund for Social Responsibility AND to all of our Network Donors! Writing and reviewing the final grant report proved an important activity for the NWuuJN leadership, both board and staff. In formatting its questions to grantees, the UU Funding Program encourages honest looks at what really happened over the granting period. What happened as expected? What didn't? What, in the final analysis,... More »
Shoreline Service Project at Food Lifeline: July 21 Last Updated on 2015-07-05 02:33:47 The SUUC Social Action Ministry monthly volunteer night at Food Lifeline is on July 21, starting at 6:00 p.m.  You can show up on that Tuesday night without having signed in at Food Lifeline. You can just sign up that night. Children will need a parental permission form signed then. Summer is a great time to bring your children to Food Lifeline (at or above the age of 6) because they don't have school the next day. We are done with the project by 8 p.m. or sooner, so there is plenty of time for young folks to get their sleep. July Date: Tuesday July 21, 2015. The project begins promptly at 6 p.m. and ends at 8. (Please don't arrive after 6:05 because the doors lock and we won't be able to hear you knock.) Everyone welcome, please remember to wear closed-toe shoes. Address: Food Lifeline is at 1702 NE 150th Street (near the former Fircrest School area). Turn east... More »