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Register Today - Justice Summit - October 11th, 2014

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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Mark Your Calendars for Two Important Dates Last Updated on 2014-08-30 18:59:40 Justice Summit, Oct. 11 at Olympia UUC; and Virtual Legislative Conference, Nov. 22 at your very own congregation This fall we are shaking things up a bit and co-sponsoring the Justice Summit, where we will gather in person for inspiration and workshops. Watch your email for more details and a link to registration which will open soon. Our annual Legislative Conference will be much more accessible this year. You only have to drive to your own congregation and join with UUs from the other congregations across the state for two hours of tightly organized presentation and discussion of issues that are of most concern to UUs and our social justice partners. After that you can lunch with your group, and discuss the issues more thoroughly. We'll have a blog for open discussion and you'll receive a ballot to vote. For more information contact Jolinda Stephens at... More »
UU Fusion Coalitions Forming in Congregations for Economic Inequality, the New Jim Crow, Environmental Justice, Marriage Equality, Immigration, and Voting Rights Last Updated on 2014-08-30 17:12:23 “Upward mobility—the American Dream—has become a myth. Concentration of wealth and power has skyrocketed. Dr. King’s dream of justice and equality has fractured. Half of all Americans are impoverished or struggling, as the middle class shrinks and billionaires take the profits. … Challenging extreme inequality has now become a moral imperative.” The new Congregational Study Action Issue on Escalating Inequality chosen at General Assembly (quoted above) provides a broad frame for the many injustices that UUs and others continue to address. The emergence of fusion coalitions in faith-based and progressive organizing (such as the Moral Mondays Forward Together movement) is an inspiring development. Fusion coalitions bring together different groups working on many different justice issues, acknowledging that all our causes are connected and that... More »
Justice Work Getting Easier? Last Updated on 2014-08-30 16:56:45 Justice Work Getting Easier? It’s hard to imagine our UU justice work getting easier and more fun during these challenging times, but maybe… just maybe, we can do more, more easily and to greater effect, if we just work together! That’s the philosophy behind the upcoming Northwest UU Justice Summit, now scheduled for Saturday, October 11th.  UUs from local and regional congregations will invest a precious Saturday to consider what we can do individually and with each other’s help to reclaim our government, protect our planet, secure rights, promote beloved community, and more.  Why not plan on being there, too! During breakout sessions, UUs with particular issues of concern (or UUs looking for their next issue!) will gather in issue-oriented groups.  Others will engage in interactive workshops to refine skills that cut across issues -- from... More »
Now is the Time to Talk with Your Legislators Last Updated on 2014-08-30 16:50:20 UU Voices for Justice's ability to lobby effectively depends entirely on your lobbying. And your ability to lobby effectively depends on your relationship with your legislators. Now is the perfect time to sit down for a talk. Let them know what's on your mind and heart. Let them know about the values from which your speak. Let your UU flag fly. It will make your lobbying more effective. It will help you build relationship. Here are a few issues UU's and our allies are talking about. Oil and coal transport issues - coal trains, coal ports. The evidence is overwhelming that the coal trains leave a cloud of lasting pollution in their wake. The proposed coal port at Cherry Point will desecrate land sacred to the Lummi Nation, as well as pollute the waters and infringe on their fishing rights. Oil transport, particularly by water, creates enormous potential for environmental... More »
Register Now for Amplifying Your Congregation's Voice Last Updated on 2014-08-30 16:42:59 UU Voices for Justice will present a workshop based on the new Common Read at the District's Discovery Day! Sept, 27. Leave Discovery Day with a plan for how to introduce the new Common Read for the coming year to your congregation and use it to enhance the advocacy of your social justice ministry. Use it to bring the whole congregation into alignment and explore the ways that our voices become more powerful when our congregations work together. The Common Read, the book UU's across the country will be reading this year, is Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square by Paul Rasor. This workshop is a part of the PNWD's annual Discovery Day! at East Shore Unitarian Church which brings together congregations from all over the Pacific Northwest District. Important: Click here to register on the Discovery Days site. Register for Workshop A in the 3 pm... More »