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Currently under development:  2017 Justice Summit.  All webpages in this Summit section of the website are still under development.

For more information, contact the Northwest Justice Network's Executive Director at NWuuJN.Exec@gmail.com.

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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. ​Online 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 »
Launching UU Justice-Issue Networks to Amplify Justice Impact in the Northwest Last Updated on 2017-05-03 14:53:24 Where is the Northwest UU Justice Network headed over the next three years?  Answer: Into ever more powerful ways to connect and serve UUs working for justice in the Pacific Northwest.  The following grant application was submitted to the UU Fund for Social Responsibility on March 15, 2016.  While it was not funded, the Network is moving ahead with its plan to begin development of interstate Issue-Networks and is working to secure funding to fully support this vision.   1. Fifty-word summary: To amplify UU justice impact in the Northwest, the Northwest UU Justice Network will 1) launch justice-issue sub-networks of NWuuJN, 2) use surveys of justice-issue interests and levels of engagement to discern key issues, leaders and participants, and 3) provide improved social media, communications, and database services. 2. Describe your group and its recent... More »
Submit Comments on UUJEC's Escalating Inequality Statement of Conscience Last Updated on 2017-01-12 15:50:25 UUs for a Just Economic Community would like you to have your Congregations, social justice teams or anyone interested review of the draft Escalating Inequality Statement of Conscience and submit comments. You do not need a quorum to make these comments. Please ask church administrators or ministers to submit the results as they are the only ones authorized to submit comments. The 2014-2018, four year process on the UUA Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) on Economic Inequality is now at the point of a denominational Statement of Conscience. Here's the link to the draft of Escalating Inequality Statement of Conscience. Comments and opinions are due at UUA headquarters in Boston before February 1. The final Statement of Conscience will be decided by the delegates to UUA General Assembly (in New Orleans in late June 2017), but most of the word smithing will be done... More »
Sign Reverend Myke Johnson's Letter in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation Against the Pipeline Last Updated on 2016-10-04 02:44:10 As many of you know, the Standing Rock Sioux Nation is opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline that is being constructed to run Bakken oil from North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and into Illinois. The pipeline would go under the Missouri River, Standing Rock’s primary water source, and through Standing Rock sacred sites. In fact, Energy Transfers has deliberately begun bulldozing over some of those sites. The Standing Rock Sioux Nation and a large group of Protectors have created the Sacred Stone Camp. The Protectors are made up of people from all backgrounds from all over the world. A Facebook page has been created, “UU Presence at Sacred Stone Camp” Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UUatSacredStoneCamp/) for those of you who were/are/or planning to go there to show your support. On that Facebook page, a letter of support for Standing Rock Sioux Nation was... More »
Islam in the Public Square: Oct. 29, 2016 Seattle Conference Last Updated on 2016-09-18 13:28:45 Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Time: 9am to 4 pm Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue (downstairs), Seattle, WA WHY THIS EVENT? * American Muslims have been part of the American story since our country’s foundation. Yet while other traditions have managed to bring the strengths and values of their traditions into conversations about the common good, Islam has largely been denied this opportunity. * American Muslims are part of the diversity that is one of America’s greatest strengths, yet polls show that one out of two Americans hold negative views of Muslims and Islam and have little or no understanding of the positive contributions of this religious tradition to many societies and cultures – including the USA. WHY NOW? * More recently, hateful rhetoric by commentators and candidates has contributed to record high levels of anti-Muslim hate crimes and... More »