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Congregational Justice Gets In-Depth Guidance at 2014 Justice Summit Last Updated on 2014-10-25 15:27:34 The 2014 Justice Summit featured three workshops aimed at tackling some of the trickier issues of congregational justice work. See the descriptions below and download resource materials where available. Weaving Social Justice throughout Congregational Life: This workshop looked beyond the social justice committees in our congregations and explored ways to build social justice into all aspects of congregational life, including children, youth, families and adult faith development. The workshop looked at real examples, some successful and some not, to see what has worked and what the barriers might be. Facilitator Kari Kopnick, the director of Family Ministry and Online Learning at the Church of the Larger Fellowship, our largest UU congregation, was formerly the DRE at Westside UU, in Seattle. She was joined by co-facilitator Regina Brennan, Social Justice Coordinator for Westside UU... More »
UUJME Human Rights Trip to Israel/Palestine Last Updated on 2014-10-25 15:18:54 UUJME 12 Day Human Rights Trip to Israel/Palestine July 26 - August 6, 2015 Sponsored by Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East Led by Curt Bell and Rosie McInnes   Trip Leaders Curt is a board member of UUJME and a retired scientist. He is a member of First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon. He went to high school in Lebanon.  Rosie is a Junior at Bryn Mawr and a participant in a recent UUJME trip to Israel/Palestine. Trip Description The trip will inform participants about the conditions for a just peace in Israel/Palestine and allow them to work more effectively for a just peace when they return. The trip will focus on discussions with Palestinian and Israeli activists, but will also include: meetings with Palestinian political leaders and Israelis of different political views; visits to important historical and religious sites; and one or two... More »
Harvard Divestment: Hunger Strikers Request Your Support Last Updated on 2014-10-24 02:37:03 For 72 hours, since Monday, 10/20/14 the students, professors, and alumni of Divest Harvard have been fasting for fossil fuel divestment — and supporters from across the country will pledge to join them. But student activism alone can’t move Harvard. In the 1980s, it took a solidarity movement from across the country to make Harvard’s administration take campus activism seriously and pull investments from South Africa’s apartheid regime. Divest Harvard will be fasting and holding events throughout the week. Can you call Harvard President Drew Faust at (617) 495-1502 and show her that supporters across the country stand with them? WHAT TO SAY Here’s a sample script you can use: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I live in [CITY, STATE]. I'm calling to tell you to divest Harvard's endowment from fossil fuel corporations. Already your students... More »
Carbon Pricing Legislative Candidates Survey Last Updated on 2014-10-23 23:33:29 Carbon Pricing Legislative Candidates Survey Pricing carbon emissions is critical to slowing climate change. In September 2014, the Climate Action Ministry at East Shore Unitarian Church (Bellevue) asked all legislative candidates in nearby districts if they would support legislation with either of the following carbon pricing options*: (A) a regulated cap & trade carbon pricing system (B) a revenue neutral carbon tax (C) a carbon fee with proceeds returned to all citizens The following 8 candidates responded saying they would support one or more of the above legislation options. 5th State Legislative District (House): Essie Hicks 37th State Legislative District (Senate): Pramila Jayapal 37th State Legislative District (Senate): Louis Watanabe 45th State Legislative District (Senate): Matt Isenhower 45th State Legislative District (House): Larry Springer 45th State Legislative... More »
Singer/songwriter Libby Roderick at 350seattle Fundraiser Nov. 8 Last Updated on 2014-10-23 22:59:53 Enjoy the music of Libby Roderick at a fundraiser for 350seattle.org, the local branch of Bill McKibben's 350.org that is mobilizing people to act on the issue of climate change. Libby is an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, poet, activist, and lifelong Alaskan. Her song "How Could Anyone" has been sung around the world and in 2003, NASA played her song "Dig Down Deep" on the planet Mars as encouragement to the robot Spirit. She is a witty artist who offers a remarkable blend of passionate music, wry humor, and incisive commentary on social and personal issues. Libby will be playing at University Christian Church, 4731 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, on Saturday, November 8, at 7 P.M. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at 350seattle.org. Tickets at the door are $25. There will be $2 event parking in the church lot or take one of the several buses that go... More »