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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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...
US Senate debates the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – UUSC asks for helpLast Updated on 2014-07-29 20:19:42The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-6 in favor of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) last week. The full Senate is slated to debate and vote on the treaty in a matter of days! If ratified, this treaty would protect the rights of all people living with disabilities, in the United States and around the world.
The vote on this treaty will be tight — and you can help the treaty succeed. When CRPD came to a vote in 2012, it was defeated by only five votes. We need all the votes we can get. Please call 855-782-5763 (toll-free) and ask your senator to support CRPD today!
1. Last month, hundreds of progressive people of faith and other activists throughout the country called their U.S. senators and asked them to vote in support of this treaty. We need you to keep speaking up — dial 855-782-5763 to be connected to your senator's... More »
24-Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace Sunday, August 3, 2014 (Clatskanie, OR)Last Updated on 2014-07-29 20:09:43Members of the WUUC Buddhist Meditation Group will lead an hour of UU chanting at the 24-Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace on ask at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, OR. Several members of the meditation group will participate during some or all of the chant from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday. The UU chant will be “Meditation on Breathing” from 10-11 AM on Sunday.
You’re invited to attend, too – there will be food available 24 hours, and there are beds for sleeping whenever desired; it’s also fine to bring a tent and sleeping bags to use on the grounds.
There is no cost for this event. Click here for more information.
“Not1More Deportation” Rallies on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, at NW Detention Center (Tacoma, WA), in Washington, DC, and across the nationLast Updated on 2014-07-29 19:54:17Come this Saturday August 2nd, from 1-3pm to the Northwest Detention Center for a rally, marking the end of a 75 hour hunger strike organized by the Colectiva de Detenidos NWDC (the Northwest Detention Center Collective of Detainees) demanding better conditions and calling for an end to deportations.
Not1More Deportation Rally
Saturday August 2nd
Northwest Detention Center
1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA 98421
Please RSVP on Facebook!
Evento en Espano
Also on August 2nd, undocumented immigrant activists and their allies are gathering with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) outside the White House in Washington, DC to make sure Obama uses his executive power to extend deferred act to all. Click here for more info about the DC action. This rally in Tacoma is in solidarity with the action in Washington DC.
Much work has gotten us to... More »
Save the Date - 2014 Justice Summit - October 11, 2014Last Updated on 2014-07-28 21:17:26SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
at Olympia UU Congregation, Olympia WA
THE JUSTICE SUMMIT
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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.
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.
Response to Events in Gaza: UUJME Joins Call for Military Embargo and Asks for SignaturesLast 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 »
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