Recap from the Annual Justice Summit

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Have You Affirmed Your Membership? Last Updated on 2015-11-25 13:17:52 Time to affirm (or reaffirm!) your membership! (and to choose your own dues – click here to do it now) Our Network has reached major milestones in 2015, its fourth year of existence. We have grown to include more than 700 participants in our four-state region (and beyond), and more than 120 of us gathered for this year’s summit in Bellingham! Folks continue to organize and take action on a widening range of issues, including economic equality, racial justice, environmental stewardship, good governance, and the rights of marginalized peoples – indigenous peoples, immigrants, workers, the homeless and many others. We anticipate even more milestones in 2016, with better-than-ever connections and follow-up on the issues that you have told us matter to you, growing support for those of you leading congregational justice groups, and increasingly collaborative... More »
Benefits of Being a Member of the Justice Network Last Updated on 2015-11-24 17:48:28 "Nope... we don't give you a coffee mug, or even give you a discount on our annual conference. Instead, we do everything we can to support you, so that  YOU can: do more, more easily to greater effect to build a better world (AND.. do it as a UU <and with all your non-UU allies, too!>)" Members of the Network can: Get the word out about your justice work (and learn about the work of others) contribute to and receive the Network's Alerts & Events emails. contribute news or issue information to be posted to this website, Facebook, and more. ask that a special alert be sent to folks who share you justice concerns. receive training, if you like, in how you can also post directly to or edit a website topic or FaceBook page. Don't worry, we have staff to do the posting for you, if that's not your thing. Share and pursue your... More »
Homily - 2015 Summit "Allied for Justice" - Rev. Paul Beckel Last Updated on 2015-11-24 17:38:07 "So to borrow the relational metaphor ... of Jack Mendelssohn’s ..., the strangest feature of the relationship between great congregations and a great movement is that they, too, create one another." Rev. Paul Beckel Next weekend, I’m excited to say, I will be installed here as minister of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. Somewhere within that ceremony, odds are, someone will bring out the oft repeated statement by Jack Mendelssohn, who wrote: The future of the liberal church is almost totally dependent on these two factors: great congregations (whether large or small), and skilled, effective, dedicated ministers. The strangest feature of their relationship is that they create one another. I’d like to expand that relational analysis. The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship is a great congregation. Our people and our mission have been at the forefront and... More »
2015 Summit - Morning Challice Lighting by Rev. Paul Beckel Last Updated on 2015-11-24 16:47:04 Last night we began by invoking the names of the many who were with us in spirit but no longer with us or unable to travel to be in Bellingham this weekend. Then we evoked too all those who were with us in spirit because at one time or another they had inspired us to carry on through the challenges of social justice work. As we rekindle the chalice this morning, think of all of these good people, let’s remember that We build on foundations we did not lay. We warm ourselves at fires we did not light. We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant. We drink from wells we did not dig. We profit from persons we did not know. And we are forever bound in community. Adapted from Hebrew scripture by Peter Raible More »
Conference Call Dec. 3 - The Syrian Refugee Crisis Last Updated on 2015-11-21 01:00:01 Thursday, December 3, 3:00–4:15 p.m. (EST) To participate, call 888-585-9008 and use conference room #609-185-545. This informative briefing will cover current advocacy opportunities and provide an overview of the resettlement process. You’ll also hear about the pressing need to create a more welcoming environment in the United States for all Muslims, regardless of their immigration status. Guest speakers: Rachel Freed, Vice President and Chief Program Officer, UUSC Jen Smyers, Associate Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy, Church World Service Laura Griffin, Program Coordinator, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Catherine Orsborn, Campaign Director, Shoulder to Shoulder Ranwa Hammamy, Ministerial Intern, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church In the midst of a global refugee crisis, these conversations are essential — please join us! If... More »