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...
Notes - Pursuing Congregation-Based Justice Work - 2013 Summit Early Bird SessionLast Updated on 2014-04-24 14:17:48At the 2013 UU Justice Summit, 18 justice leaders from Pacific Northwest congregations came early to gather at 7:30 a.m. Over the next 75 minutes they focused on the challenges and possibilities of doing justice work within our congregations. They found the exchange of ideas useful, often inspiring, and decided to come together (virtually) in coming months for mutual support.
Here are the notes from that initial meeting which was facilitated by Mike Mallory of Evergreen UU Fellowship (Marysville, WA).
What would you, as a leader in your congregation’s social justice work, like to achieve for your congregation through interaction with your peer leaders?
MEASURE or TACTICS
Congregation own SJ work.
SJ higher priority in budget.
More members aware and... More »
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 »
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