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.
While President Obama is considering extending "Dreamer" status to immediate-family-members of American citizens, (an executive policy that would give protections to the...
Lummi Nation Stommish Festival Organizing Team Announces Native Summit on Impact of Fossil Fuels June 16, 2014. Also Other Events (Bellingham, WA)Last Updated on 2014-04-17 18:56:10SAVE THE DATES!
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship is working with Lummi Nation on events during their annual Stommish Festival. Details are still being worked out but the Festival will be conducted between June 12th - 22nd. Many events will be open to the public and the public will be encouraged to attend.
In particular on June 16th there is being planned a Native Summit which will include Native speakers from all over the NW to speak to the impacts of fossil fuel development projects and the impacts they will have on Native Communities. On June 17th there will be a Prayer Walk/Run from Cherry Point to the Stommish Grounds and Blessings of the Fleet and Water ceremonies. Details to come.
Sacred Obligations Summit, June 16th. This is not the official title as of yet, but we're working with the Stommish organizers to put together a summit that will include Native speakers... More »
WA UUs seek to link Congregations for Money Out of Politics Activism AND Climate/Environmental ActivismLast Updated on 2014-04-16 15:51:41Are one of these issues among YOUR key justice issues?
Getting Money Out of Politics / Citizens United and related Supreme Court decisions ?
Climate Crisis / Fossil Fuels?
Ron and Deejah Sherman-Peterson of University Unitarian Church (Seattle) have a vision -- a vision of a network of UUs across the State of Washington that connects folks in each congregation that have interests in either or both of the above issues. Can you help them connect to you and/or your congregation? We have found that people are more willing to engage in an issue if someone they know asks them to do so.
Ron and Deejah are active in both of these areas and have volunteered to collect and coordinate information and calls-to-action related to making a real difference. They are looking for representatives from each and every UU congregation in the State for these two... More »
UW Labor Studies Conference: Labor & Politics in an Era of InequalityLast Updated on 2014-04-15 23:01:34A Conference by the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Working Democracy: Labor and Politics in an Era of Inequality
Friday, April 25 Husky Union Building, Room 250
1:00pm - 5:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:00pm University of Washington, Seattle
On Friday, April 25, 2014 the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies will convene Working Democracy, a conference discussing labor's response to growing inequality and the contemporary crisis of democracy.
Anticipating the conference, the Bridges Center is launching a new website for updates on the event, reading lists on the conference themes, commentary from Bridges Chair George Lovell, and more.
Bringing together activists, scholars, labor and community leaders,... More »
Host a PBS Watch Party for “A Fierce Green Fire” – April 22, 2014Last Updated on 2014-04-12 17:17:23UU Ministry of Earth suggests you gather folks together to view the documentary “A Fierce Green Fire” on April 22nd on PBS. American Masters presents A Fierce Green Fire, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Earth Day. The one-hour documentary chronicles one of the largest movements of the 20th century, and one of the keys to the 21st.
Written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties), American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film... More »
Ask State Leaders: Shut Down For-Profit Prisons in Washington StateLast Updated on 2014-04-11 13:15:42Chuck Bean, Network Member from Woodinville UU Church, asks you to join him signing and disseminating this Petition to our Washington State leaders.
Shut Down For-Profit Prisons in Washington State
Petition by John Cameron
To be delivered to The Washington State House, The Washington State Senate, and Governor Jay Inslee
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