Connect by Issue

UUs in the Pacific Northwest are working on a variety of social, environmental, educational and human rights needs and issues.  The topic tree below includes links to ISSUE GROUPS and topic information structured into our website. Additional areas and pages will be added whenever we have content and/or individuals to warrant development.*




Basic Needs

      Health, Health Care & Safety

           HOSPITAL MERGERS see Separation of Church & State


           Homelessness - an OUUC Report




Educational Needs            






Ethical Eating


Good Governance

      Connect to Advocate (Many Issues here!)


Separation of Church & State


Human Rights

FIRST/American Indian NATIONS (HUB)







Reproductive Justice


Palestinian-Israeli Peace & Justice (See Human Rights: PALESTINIAN RIGHTS)


* Please contact D D Hilke, Executive Director, at to suggest additional issue areas for our region or if you’d like to convene an issue group or support the creation of a new resource HUB online. 


Recently Updated
Woodinville Meaningful Movies: Unbroken Ground. Last Updated on 2017-09-25 02:05:59   WMM: Unbroken Ground. 7:00 PM, Friday, October 13th, 2017 18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville,WA   This month’s evening will go a bit differently than usual. We will show a 24-minute documentary, followed by local renewable energy expert Gary Shaver, who will facilitate a presentation and discussion developing and expanding on the film's thesis. Unbroken Ground, a compelling Patagonia Provisions short film directed by Chris Malloy, explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. This film explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans. Commercial-scale food production typically reduces biodiversity, decimates soil, and contributes to climate change by multiple pathways. But our food can... More »
Six Ways to Fight the Muslim Ban Last Updated on 2017-09-25 01:55:12  As heirs to the legacy of Martha and Waitstill Sharp        … As a movement for freedom of thought and religion            … As people of faith and conscience  The Time to Act is Now Join Us to Tell the President: No Muslim Ban Ever On October 10, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Trump v. Int'l Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii. These cases will decide the fate of thousands of people impacted by the President’s Muslim and refugee bans. Our democracy is in the Court’s hands. The nine justices are a crucial line of defense against Trump’s efforts to criminalize and stigmatize Muslims and exclude thousands of vulnerable people. Everything we believe in is on the line. UUSC was founded to aid victims of Nazi persecution at a time when the... More »
Register today for the 2017 Justice Summit, October 7, 2017, Seattle, Wash. Last Updated on 2017-09-24 21:11:32 Reserve your place now! 7th Annual UU Justice Summit Saturday, October 7, 2017 Download the Brochure Check out the all-day program Register for the Summit Extras: Pre & Post Events; Homestays Sponsors of the 2017 Summit University Unitarian Church Seattle, Washington Register today to connect for issues that matter to you. ‚ÄčOnline registration closes Sunday evening, October 1 Now more than ever!  For many of us, our call to pursue justice has never been more urgent. We find ourselves in challenging times, often less sure of the road ahead, but at the same time more committed to take action than ever. This year we come together, acknowledging this unique time in which we live and our role in it. We gather to hear our own calls more clearly, to broaden our understanding, to consider the challenges, to develop new tools, and to inspire and be inspired by others. The... More »
Climate Reality Project Presentation, Oct. 6 in Seattle Last Updated on 2017-09-21 20:19:45 What:     Climate Reality Project presentation Where:  Nathan Johnson Hall, University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle When:    Friday Oct. 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. If now isn't the time to talk about the climate crisis, then when is? Community by community we are demanding action on climate change. Join us for a presentation on the impacts, solutions, and what you can do to help drive action. Started by Vice President Al Gore in 2006, the Climate Reality Project's mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. Presented by Judith LeConte and Bill McPherson, who participated in Climate Reality Project training. Judith LeConte was Chair and is now Vice Chair of the Seattle Audubon Society. Bill McPherson, a retired U.S.... More »
Flotilla for Salmon Saturday, Sept. 16 on Bainbridge Island Last Updated on 2017-09-16 15:29:45 On Saturday Sept. 16, Backbone is teaming up with Our Sound, Our Salmon to protect the Salish Sea from diseased and parasite ridden non-native Atlantic Salmon. Every Pacific state except for Washington has banned Atlantic Salmon Net Pens. It's time Washington join the ranks of Alaska, Oregon, and California who have already taken action to protect the health of their native wild salmon and waters. The Flotilla next Saturday is the launch of the campaign to do just that, protect our sound from non-native Atlantic salmon fish farms. We're hosting this paddling and kayakstivist skills training so you can safely and fully enjoy your time on the water at the flotilla and be ready to lend a hand making the action bold and beautiful. Practice your paddle skills to better maneuver your boat, join the rafting-up and de-rafting drills and learn how to safely hoist large on-water... More »