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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (Nov. 17, 2017) Last Updated on 2017-11-30 01:13:02     Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice   Nov. 17, 2017 (Download This Edition Here) Are you a fan of meaningful movies? Check out our new format: Movies for Justice now are listed together, beneath the Events section.   JUSTICE NETWORK NEWS Organizations and Groups Working for Economic Justice – This page on our website is continually being updated with additional listings of UU, Interfaith and community and state resources. More Reports from our Annual Justice Summit – Our Oct. 7 annual Summit in Seattle, on the theme Called to Action, was a great success. Additional breakout session reports are posted regarding the climate crisis and criminal justice. ADVOCACY ALERTS Faith Action Network Updates – Lobby Congress against the proposed federal budget and tax plan, urge Congress to pass comprehensive sentencing reform,... More »
How to Lobby Legislators for Palestinian Human Rights: Dec. 7 Webinar Last Updated on 2017-11-28 23:45:45   YOU ARE INVITED! TO THE WEBINAR “Speak Truth to Power: How to Lobby Legislators for Palestinian Human Rights" Dec. 7, 2017 | 5-6:30 p.m.    We have a voice; let’s use it to change U.S. policy on Israel to align it with human rights standards, international law and our UU principles.   REGISTER HERE NOW!   Can you and your fellow congregants answer the following questions? On average, what percentage of first year Members of Congress travel to Palestine/Israel with AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) in their first year? a. 25% b. 50% c. 75% d.... More »
Economics of Happiness Conference, Oct. 27-29 in Port Townsend, Wash. Last Updated on 2017-10-22 19:05:30 Let’s create an economy that works for us all. Join us at the Economics of Happiness conference to discuss, discover and devise better human systems for now and the future. Get involved in a new project. Find out how to make your work more effective. Link up with local initiatives. Explore new policies. Deconstruct the old. See the connections. Articulate solutions. Get engaged in creating the New Economy – one that works for people and the planet! EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW! * a senior discount ticket price of $79 for the whole weekend for people over 62 has been added to Brown Paper Tickets. This conference is organized by local activists, with support from Local Futures. Local Futures has hosted a number of Economics of Happiness Conferences around the world, including in the US, India, Australia, Italy, and South Korea. For more information about Local... More »
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (Aug. 10, 2017) Last Updated on 2017-08-10 18:10:44 Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice   Aug. 10, 2017 (Download here)   Are you a fan of meaningful movies? Check out our new format: MOVIES FOR JUSTICE now are listed together, beneath the Events section.   JUSTICE NETWORK NEWS   Called to Action: Oct. 7 Justice Summit – It’s hard to imagine our UU justice work getting easier during these challenging times, but maybe, just maybe, we can do more, more easily and to greater effect, if we work together! That’s the philosophy behind our upcoming annual summit at University Unitarian Church in Seattle. More Expectations for Justice Network Events – Our network is committed to supporting the work, interconnections, and leadership development of all UU activists, including those of youth. Therefore, we ask that all meetings and events sponsored by the network adhere to... More »
Urgent: Counter White Supremacists with Love, Aug. 12 in Virginia Last Updated on 2017-08-04 16:00:43 We here at TJMC-Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, Virginia are working with the Charlottesville Clergy Collective, Congregate Cville, Black Lives Matter Charlottesville, Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville and others to counter the ‘Summer of Hate’ taking place in our community. Congregate Cville explains: “Charlottesville has recently become a hotspot for national white supremacist organizations and demonstrations. Our city council recently voted to move Confederate monuments from our prominent public parks, sparking increasingly explicit and violent expressions of white supremacy in our community. An infamous white nationalist held a threatening torch-lit rally in our park. Most recently, a KKK chapter from North Carolina held a rally in the center of our city. During this rally, non-violent... More »