Human Rights

Unitarian Universalists work locally, regionally and globally to respect and reclaim the rights of all.  Network members are currently coming together to connect, educate and act on the following related topics.

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Cruel Move: US Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Has Delayed the "Trial of the Century" Last Updated on 2018-10-24 14:49:20 “We are 6 business days from a trial we have been preparing for for 3 years. The lengths my own government is going to to get this case thrown out and avoid trial is absurd and offensive. This case is not about money...This is about my future and the future of our youngest generations. This is about fundamental constitutional rights of children.”Vic Barrett​​, 19-year-old plaintiff Juliana v US Youth Plaintiffs File Response with Supreme Court Pointing to the Government’s Serious Mischaracterization of Juliana v. United States Eugene, Oregon -- Today, 10/23/18, attorneys for youth plaintiffs in the landmark climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, filed their response with the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, requesting that the Court allow their trial to proceed on October 29 and pointing to numerous mischaracterizations of the lawsuit by... More »
Responding to Maas's "Vote No on 1631" Last Updated on 2018-10-22 22:15:01 Even as the number of endorsements grows for I-1631, including heavy weights Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, and cities across the state like Seattle, Tacoma, Mercer Island and little Langley on Whidbey Island, the anti-campaign heats up driven by millions of dollars from oil companies in Texas. Up to now, spending more than 21 million dollars.  One of the lead stories in this campaign concerns weather celebrity and University of Washington professor Cliff Maas, co-author of the "No on 1631" response in the voters pamphlet. Here we respond to Maas's assertions. “If you care about the environment, if you worry about global warming, and if this summer's smoke is of concern, you should vote against Washington State Initiative 1631.” Cliff Maas Blog 10/14/18 Cliff is a great meteorologist, but, has always had disturbing attitudes about climate change... More »
Shocking Signs of Impending Peril Last Updated on 2018-10-20 03:08:35 Did we leave this on the back burner too long?  IPPCC says we have 12 years left to get to carbon neutral.  “It’s like a deafening, piercing smoke alarm going off in the kitchen. We have to put out the fire,” said Erik Solheim, executive director of the U.N. Environment Program  The bottom line, the report found, is that the world is woefully off target. “Net zero must be the new global mantra”- To avoid surpassing 1.5 C rise we must reduce GHG emissions precipitously by 2030. We have two choices: stop emissions entirely by 2050 or remove the amount of carbon dioxide from the air which humans put there since the industrial revolution. “What is needed is a WWII like mobilization.” Lester Brown Earth Policy Institute, 2007“ 1.5 degrees is the new 2 degrees,” said Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace... More »
Annual Mothers Justice Breakfast Nov. 15 in Seattle Last Updated on 2018-09-29 03:09:02   Save the date! 8th Annual Mothers Justice Breakfast Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 a.m. Seattle's First African Methodist Episcopal Church (1522 14th Ave.) For tables, tickets, sponsorship please contact Rev. Harriett Walden at 206-380-1710   #MFPA206 #SocialJustice #ThurgoodMarshall     More »
Sign UU Statement Opposing Kavanaugh Nomination Last Updated on 2018-09-26 15:54:44   Dear NW UU, I am beyond outraged at what we have watched transpire in the Kavanaugh hearings. A man who has multiple allegations of assault should not be able to occupy the highest court in our country, especially not without even an investigation. Tomorrow (Sept. 29) I am traveling to bear witness in Washington. Will you add your name to this growing list of Unitarian Universalists who oppose the nomination and believe the women? I want to take all of us who are for justice with me tomorrow and share your reasons why. I have looked for a moral or faithful voice to bring but first and foremost I am speaking with a woman's voice. This makes me so angry. Like too many, I know what it is like to be blamed for your own harassment, to name it and have men do nothing but turn around and use it against us. I know I am not alone in my outrage. I'm proud that our churches... More »