About our Organization

Who we are: The Northwest UU Justice Network (NWuuJN) is a growing group of Unitarian Universalists who are committed to working together to build a more just and sustainable world. 

What we do: NWuuJN connects and supports UUs who are working on various environmental and social justice issues, whether they are working on their own, through their congregations, advocacy networks,  issue-specific organizations, in their communities,… actually, anywhere.

How we do it: We present a powerful in-person justice summit every fall, but most of our work helps folks gather, connect, publicize and/or meet virtually to do their justice work throughout the year.  Our tag line is “to do more, more easily to greater effect by working together.”  We are currently tracking about 50 issues.  

Who supports us: Our network is being supported by the efforts of scores of volunteers, as well as by the generosity of individuals, congregations, and foundations that share our vision and support our work through donations and grants.  Of particular note is the Unitarian Universalist Fund for Social Responsibility (UUFSR) which provided grant support for the Network's initial implementation (in 2012) and growth towards sustainability (in 2013-14).  Northwest UU Justice in collaboration with Washington UU Voices for Justice recently received additional funding from UUFSR to begin evolving into a single high capacity, readily mobilized justice network for Washington State.  The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is providing partial support for Julia Cochrane, a USSC Justice Building Innovator, sponsored by Northwest UU Justice Network in collaboration with WA Voices for Justice.  Learn more about how you can help the Network here.

Our Organization: The Northwest UU Justice Network declared its existence at the first Northwest UU Justice Summit in October 2011.  We began with seven activists with a dream and today number more than 700 involved UUs.  Presently we are governed by a Board of Directors, with a volunteer Executive Director and a few part time staff. Edmonds UU Congregation served as NWuuJN's fiscal sponsor through November 13, 2016.  As of November 14, 2016 Northwest UU Justice Network is a fully independent, tax exempt  501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in the State of Washington.  Our business and administrative offices are located at 17250 NE 156th Ct, Woodinville, Washington.

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How it Happened: Voices for Justice and NWuuJN on Path of Joint Evolution Last Updated on 2018-04-04 15:00:47   The following remarks were presented at the 2017 NW UU Justice Summit held on October 7th at University Unitarian Church in Seattle, Washington.   A lot has happened in the last year ... to all of us.  To our confidence in the effectiveness of our democratic system. To the people on the margins of our society with whom we stand. To the planet we continue to despoil. To the trajectories for justice that we had, in many cases, seen arching towards justice.  Now, often hidden in the fog -- often seemingly broken; deeply threatened. Each of us has struggled in this year to work for a future that we would be proud to give our children, our grandchildren, or all the "children" of this world of any species.  Many of us struggle daily to determine our part in securing that future. Northwest UU Justice and WA UU Voices for Justice have been... More »
FILLED - Justice Network Seeks Issue-Network Program Manager Last Updated on 2018-01-08 15:10:22 THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED This is a part-time, contract position seeking candidates who can begin work in July, 2016, pending availability of funding.  Significant opportunities for advancement. The NW UU Justice Network (NWuuJN, the Network) provides program, website, social media, database, networking and other support services to Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and their allies who are engaged in social, environmental and/or economic justice work. The Network’s essential purpose is to powerfully and contagiously connect justice-seeking people, information, events, advocacy, service, and ministry so that UUs and their allies can “do more, more easily, to greater effect to build a better world.” The Northwest UU Justice Network currently supports UUs working on more than 50 justice issues. NWuuJN serves these participants whether they are working for justice... More »
UU Love in Action: Are You In? Last Updated on 2017-12-28 17:20:20   Yep, we are asking for money. Money to evolve to meet the demands of our present and future! As 2018 begins, we need your help to evolve a more robust, inclusive UU justice organization to effect change in Washington State and beyond! Antiracism, Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights, First and American Indian Nations, gender equity and LBGTQ+ rights, economic and climate justice, and MORE are all critical justice issues calling us to action. To help our communities meet these challenges, we need to draw in, reach out and organize more volunteers, networks, skills and resources. ‚ÄčNorthwest UU Justice Network and Washington UU Voices for Justice need your help to evolve a new, more capable UU Action Network for these challenging times. We need your financial help, today, and your ideas and activism as we move forward. We've applied for and received grant funding, and... More »
Program Manager Wanted Last Updated on 2017-12-07 10:29:50   Work for Justice! Northwest UU Justice Network and Washington UU Voices for Justice seek an energetic, committed manager to lead the evolution of these two organizations into one new, more effective, more inclusive state action network for UUs engaged in justice work in Washington and beyond. This quarter-time program manager position, grant-funded as of January 2018, will remain open until filled. The evolution will be led by the to-be-chartered WASAN Evolution Leadership Team, under the general oversight of the combined boards of Voices and NWuuJN. The program manager will chair the Leadership Team and will oversee work on the project as well as the staff and volunteers who implement that work. The program manager is the primary spokesperson for the project. The project is administered by NWuuJN. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent),... More »
Publications Assistant Wanted Last Updated on 2017-12-07 10:28:47   WANTED: A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR TIME A FEW DAYS A WEEK (most weeks) Wish you were closer to what’s happening in UU Justice work in Washington State and beyond? Have a knack for editing? Able to fill in an online form? Familiar with FaceBook posting? Have 1-3 hours a week, most weeks? Want to learn a few more tricks? YES? The Northwest UU Justice Network is ‚ÄčExpanding our Publications Team This work is NOT super technical (no html required), and it’s all “do it from home.”  You’ll check for new work on your assigned days. Average job takes 20 minutes to half an hour. Most days have one to three jobs. Inquiries to: DD Hilke, NWuuJN.Exec@gmail.com. $13/hr plus great colleagues. Open until filled. Want to know more about Northwest UU Justice Network? Our website. Our Facebook page. More »