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.
Several UU congregations are joining in this Faith Action Network effort to ensure adequate background checks for firearm sales. More signatures are needed. See the...
Nelson Mandela from 350.orgLast Updated on 2013-12-06 18:13:17This is a Dec. 6th email I got from 350.org inspired by Nelson Mandela. I think it's useful. -- Mark Alter
The last great leader of the 20th century -- and an inspiration for this new millennium -- died here in South Africa yesterday.
Nelson Mandela touched all of us with his courage, his unyielding resistance, and his grace. He knew how to fight, and he knew when to make peace.
Inspired by Mandela's vision, climate activists made a video last June during the Global Power Shift convergence coordinated by our 350.org crew.
Please do watch and share the video:
As a South African, I am filled with an overwhelming appreciation for a man that gave the world so much -- freedom, love, compassion, empathy, graciousness and of course, himself. Along the way, Mandela and his colleagues helped pioneer the divestment tactic that many climate campaigners are now... More »
URGENT ACTION: Email WA Sec'y of Health To Stop the Loss of RightsLast Updated on 2013-12-06 12:16:58Religious dogma is dictating health care in public and secular facilities all over Washington, ending reproductive, end of life and LGBTQ rights through mergers that nullify years of democratically decided progress. The ACLU is predicting that within weeks as many as 50% of Washington's beds will be under the direction of the Ethical and Religious Directives of the Catholic Church. For a quick, fun update on the issue, take the 5-question quiz on the ACLU website.
Please take less than 10 minutes to copy the sample email below, add a simple remark of your own to it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Dec. 10 John Wiesman will receive the recommendations of his staff for a response to Gov. Inslee's directive to address the issue of these mergers, which currently are not subject to review. Even within the too-narrow scope of the directive the staff recommendations are... More »
(131204) NWuuJN Alerts and Events December 4, 2013Last Updated on 2013-12-05 02:29:50Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice
From the Northwest UU Justice Network
Dec. 4, 2013
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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
Congregations to vote: Every two years, delegates to the UU General Assembly (GA) adopt a Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) that will be the focus of UU justice work for four years. Between now and Feb. 1 your congregation can vote on which five proposals will be on the ballot for consideration at the 2014 GA. More.
Just Peace for Israelis and Palestinians: Curt Bell reminds us that “the arc toward justice has been especially long for the people of Israel-Palestine. … It is past time for Unitarian Universalists to formally engage on the issue.” Learn more about a proposed Congregational Study/Action Issue: “UU Values and the Pursuit of a Just Peace for Israelis and Palestinians.”
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Proposed CSAI: A Just Peace for Israelis and PalestiniansLast Updated on 2013-12-05 01:58:02
A Proposed Congregational Study/Action Issue:
“UU Values and the Pursuit of a Just Peace
for Israelis and Palestinians” and Why It Matters
The arc toward justice has been especially long for the people of Israel-Palestine. Now in its seventh decade, the Israel-Palestine struggle is the defining human rights crisis of our time. The crisis has long been a cause of suffering for millions and continues to be a major threat to both regional and world peace. It is past time for Unitarian Universalists to formally engage on the issue
UUs now have an opportunity for such engagement, through the mechanism of a Congregational Study/ Action issue (CSAI) entitled Unitarian Universalist Values and the Pursuit of a Just Peace for Israelis and Palestinians. The CSAIs are an established way in which the denomination as a whole works together for four years on... More »
Congregational Study/Action Issues: How UUs Can Work Together for Social JusticeLast Updated on 2013-12-05 01:50:11
Congregational Study/Action Issues
Every two years delegates to the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly adopt a Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI). The CSAIs are an important way for UUs to work together for Social Justice.
Adopting a CSAI commits UU congregations around the country and the UUA to engage together on a common social justice issue. The commitment is for four years of study and action. Thus, two CSAIs are active at any one time. The current CSAIs are “Reproductive Justice” (2012-2016) and “Immigration as a Moral Issue” (2010-2014).
Delegates from UU congregations around the country will choose a new CSAI at the 2014 General Assembly to be held in Rhode Island next June.
The UUA Commission on Social Witness (CSW) has developed a process for establishing a new CSAI. Proposals for a new CSAI are submitted to the CSW by... More »
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