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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Now inviting proposals for one Action Issue and one Open issue.
The UUVfJ Education issue for 2014-15 is Climate/Environment. (See description elsewhere in this newsletter.)...
What are you called to do? - Responses from the 2014 Justice Summit participantsLast Updated on 2014-10-30 02:11:31What are you called to do?
Keep attending network board meetings
Rest, finish up current programs in progress then rest up for legislative session
Expand that network
Advocate to make my home church a sanctuary; take the lead on this calling
I will do more within the network, post more, etc.
Study action guide on inequality
Develop a 5-year social justice plan
Stay the course – stay engaged in building beloved community inside and beyond church walls
Stay in touch with people I met today, continue study of the issue(s)
Help form our local justice group at our congregation
Connect with our allies: other faiths, native americans
Increase social action in my congregation
Figure this out
Form groups to enhance incomes of poor
Carry through commitments to participate/lead on climate
Make our voices and principals known
I will take my... More »
What did you accomplish? - Responses from the 2014 Justice Summit participantsLast Updated on 2014-10-30 02:10:12What did YOU accomplish?
I was able to take a more in-depth look at important issues and strategies
I learned what UUs and organizations have been dong regarding social justice issues I care about (provided context for me)
I met some UUs I did not know who are passionate about the same topics I am
Raised awareness about the carbon tax as proposed by CCL
I learned more about some issues, met UUs from other places, met a Quaker
I made it here and didn’t fall asleep
I met new people, made connections with like-minded people, shared info
Intense connecting, clarification of issues
I learned about issues, books to read and groups working on issues
I learned some techniques for expanding social justice involvement in my congregation
Supported terrific workshops
Met people with similar interests and people who are ready to work on... More »
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (Oct. 29, 2014)Last Updated on 2014-10-30 01:23:49
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice
From the Northwest UU Justice Network
Oct. 29, 2014
NETWORK OFFICE NEWS
Here for You Today and All Year Long – DD Hilke, executive director of the Northwest UU Justice Network, delivered this presentation and handout at the Oct. 11 annual summit.
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
Justice Network Summit – Read Mike Mallory’s overview of the social-action workshop at the Northwest UU Justice Network’s recent annual summit in Olympia, Wash. This brief overview of all three workshops includes links to resource materials. Curtis Bell provides reports on “breakout sessions’’ on peace and Israel/Palestine, and Linda Selsor shares notes on a session on money out of politics. What's next for participants? What’s next for networking UUs? What did we... More »
Plant for the Planet: Children For Climate JusticeLast Updated on 2014-10-29 17:59:31“We cannot leave the shape of our future just to adults.” Felix Finkbeiner
Last weekend 40 Climate Justice Ambassadors were certified at Magnuson Park in Seattle through the “Plant For the Planet” academy process. The Mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, arrived to help them plant trees, bushes and ferns. At the end of the day they pitched Speaker of the House Frank Chopp on their plan. It all came about because of a 9 year old German student and a Nobel laureate from Kenya.
Felix Finkbeiner, while researching global warming in 2007 for his fourth grade teacher, was understandably upset by what he learned and its implications for his generation. Felix wondered, “With the warming climate, the melting glaciers and rising oceans, our future is being destroyed, and people are just simply sitting around talking about it! Why aren’t we doing anything?” He... More »
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