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SAVE THE DATE - Justice Summit - October 11th, 2014

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Save the Date - 2014 Justice Summit - October 11, 2014 Last Updated on 2014-07-28 21:17:26 SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm at Olympia UU Congregation, Olympia WA Homestays available THE JUSTICE SUMMIT Co-sponsored by: DOWNLOAD THE FLYER KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rev. Paul Benz, Co-director of the Faith Action Network, and an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Rev. Benz has long been a social justice leader and advocate. Meet with UUs from the Pacific Northwest collaborate on the justice issues that move you. ECONOMIC JUSTICE IMMIGRATION, HOMELESSNESS ADDRESSING: CLIMATE CRISIS UNDOING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM GET THE MONEY OUT OF POLITICS and many other topics Share and learn effective ways to organize, advocate, and influence legislation. More »
Response to Events in Gaza: UUJME Joins Call for Military Embargo and Asks for Signatures Last Updated on 2014-07-25 20:10:59 The National UU’s for Justice in the Middle East organization issued the following in response to recent military events in Gaza that have killed hundreds of non-combatants and combatants alike. John Hilke for Woodinville UU Church Advocates for Social Justice   Take action: Add your name to the call for a military embargo on Israel Israel has once again unleashed the full force of its military against the captive Palestinian population, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip, in an inhumane and illegal act of military aggression. Israel’s ability to launch such devastating attacks with impunity largely stems from the vast international military cooperation and arms trade that it maintains with complicit governments across the world. Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Adolfo Peres... More »
(140723) NWuuJN Alerts and Events July 23, 2014 Last Updated on 2014-07-23 23:27:49 Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice  From the Northwest UU Justice Network July 23, 2014     NETWORK OFFICE NEWS Summer Contacts – Executive Director DD Hilke is on leave this summer. Check out this article for a full list of contacts for all your needs, including event publicity, website article submissions, newsletter alerts, group needs, and donations of time or money. Contributing to Our Website & Calendar – This “How to Submit a Publication Request to Staff” article explains what to do if you want a staff member to publish a story using materials provided by YOU. It also includes a link to request authority to self-publish. Here’s another how-to for adding events to our calendar. NEW AND NOTEWORTHY Land of the Free: An Essay on Justice – Check out this thoughtful article written by Ted Hedvik, a member... More »
(140625) NWuuJN Alerts and Events June 25, 2014 Last Updated on 2014-07-23 16:52:28 Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice From the Northwest UU Justice Network June 25, 2014 Download this document NETWORK OFFICE NEWS Did you intend to give but forget? So close! The Network has just $100 in gifts to receive before June 30 to fully use up all $3000 of our matching funds. So now is your chance to double your gift and take us over the top. Click here to give by Credit Card or PayPal. Let’s get every dollar we can for justice. Online match contributions have been extended thru June 30. NEW AND NOTEWORTHY 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds same-sex marriage – The Denver federal appeals court ruled TODAY (June 25) that states outlawing same-sex marriage are in violation of the U.S. Constitution. By upholding a Utah judge’s decision, the panel of three became the first appeals court in the nation to rule on the issue, setting a historic... More »
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