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.
In the wake of the Oso/Darrington Mudslide, needs are great. Here‘s how you can help.
First, the Red Cross has asked that no one donate blankets, clothing or other...
Faith Action Network (WA) Week 4 Legislative UpdateLast Updated on 2014-04-23 18:34:27FAN’s report this week has updates of interest to WA UUs who are advocating for Basic Needs and Economic Equality (Wage Theft Bill; Farmers Market Nutrition Program), Environmental Issues (Extracted Fuel Tax Exemption), and Education (Higher Education in Prisons). Also included is a preview of work on these issues next week, as well as a reminder – African American Lobby Day is this Friday, Feb 14.
Governor Inslee announces a moratorium on the death penalty. Please call the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and let him know of your support!
Read the Governor's statement on his website: http://www.governor.wa.gov/
Week Four Looking Back
It was determined that a vote will not be taken for Initiative 594 – thus the initiative will be heading to the November ballot.
The Wage Theft Bill Package went through hearings in House... More »
Missa Brevis Pro Serveto (Freedom to Marry Campaign, OR)Last Updated on 2014-04-18 14:37:56Sunday May 4, 2014 at 4 p.m.
A Mass sung in Latin with words that are strictly Unitarian Universalist
Text by Rev. Fran Dearman, UU Minister Music by Tobin Stokes
Vancouver, 1st Unitarian-Portland and Hillsboro UU Choirs
First Unitarian Church, Portland
SW 12th and Main
Free with goodwill offering to support
Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice
Freedom to Marry Campaign
Freedom to Marry Statewide Vigils (OR)Last Updated on 2014-04-18 14:32:33Tuesday, April 22 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
On the eve of the historic case that may overturn Oregon's ban on marriage
Bend - Peace Corner Eugene - Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse
Hood River - Overlook Park 2nd & State Medford - Justice Bldg. Courthouse
Newport - Nana's Irish Pub 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pendleton - Roy Raley Park
Portland - Terry Schrunk Plaza
Wear your Standing on the Side of Love shirts! Bring your congregation's banner!
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 »
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