Justice at Shoreline UU Church

WE ARE THE SOCIAL ACTION MINISTRY OF SHORELINE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH !

OUR PURPOSE is to help our congregation to express our UU values in action by identifying, developing, and communicating opportunities to assist those in need and to influence public policy and social practice for a more just, compassionate, and co-operative world.

OUR VALUES are expressed in words in the Seven Principles affirmed by Unitarian Universalists (http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles).

SIX KINDS OF ACTIVITIES are used -- and honored -- as ways to express our values in action: charitable giving, volunteer service, education and research, advocacy in the political process, public witness and direct action, and networking and organization.

SEVEN ISSUE AREAS focus these activities, with particular issue priorities and projects selected yearly:

  • Economic Justice
  • Emergency Relief and Preparedness
  • Government and Democracy
  • Green Justice (including Climate Change)
  • Human rights and Tolerance
  • International Peace & Justice
  • Public Safety and Criminal Justice

OUR CURRENT ISSUE PRIORITIES AND PROJECTS within these areas (with ministry meeting and contact information) are described on our Priorities, Projects, and People page.

Recently Updated
Justice at Shoreline: Priorities, Projects, People Last Updated on 2017-09-24 23:34:02   Shoreline UUC's Social Action Ministry (SAM) currently has these four top priorities for systemic social justice issues: To reduce economic inequality by directly assisting the needy but also by working to reform WA’s regressive state tax system, to secure living wages and protections from unjust treatment for all workers, to mend the shredded social safety net, and to invest in and to protect the common good. To work to establish environmental/green justice policies while preventing their economic burdens from falling on those least able to bear them. In particular, we will work for a carbon tax or for a state carbon emission reduction charge, with selective tax breaks or rebates to offset regressive tax effects. To promote not only fairness, tolerance, and respect, but active understanding, patience, and kindness for all, against all forms of... More »
Faith Action Network - Annual Fundraiser Keynote Speaker, Dreamers, Intern, Initiatives Last Updated on 2017-09-24 23:29:12 Announcing Our Keynote Speaker   We are so excited to announce that WA State Supreme    Court Justice Mary Yu has accepted our invitation to be   the keynote speaker at our Annual Dinner!   Justice Yu was appointed to the Washington Supreme     Court by Governor Inslee in 2014, after serving 14 years   as a trial court judge in King County Superior Court. She   was elected in 2016 for a full six-year term on the   Supreme Court. Justice Yu was raised in Bridgeport, a South Side neighborhood in Chicago, by immigrant parents; her mother came from Mexico and her father from China. She is the first in her family to graduate from college. She received her B.A. from Dominican... More »
Oct. 14 Meeting of Shoreline UUC's Social Action Ministry Last Updated on 2017-09-24 22:40:02   The next meeting of the Social Action Ministry will take place October 14, 9:30-11:00 a.m., in the conference room. In addition to updates on ongoing projects, Laura McCarty will make a presentation on Cascadia Clean Tech, a clean tech/sustainability company (postponed from September), and we will discuss optimizing our communication systems. As always, everyone is welcome to our monthly meeting and we are happy to hear about your interests and ideas for social action. contact Jean at jeanberolz@gmail.com for more information. More »
Shoreline UUC All-Ages Volunteer Sunday at Mary's Place North Shelter, Oct. 8 After Worship Last Updated on 2017-09-24 22:34:36   Shoreline UUC congregants -- interested in all-ages volunteering for homeless families? Join us October 8th + take a survey!   It's time to put our great intentions into action. We're resuming our all-ages volunteer project with the Mary's Place north shelter. Join us on Sunday, October 8th after church (lunch, then volunteer 12:30-3:00). Advance online registration with Mary's Place is appreciated (use code SHORELINEUU). Children are welcome!   We'd like your feedback in this survey about the congregation's interest in this volunteer project. Contact Corinne Sherry with any questions at csherry@gmail.com   More »
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Will be Shoreline UUC PlateShare Recipient on October 8 Last Updated on 2017-09-24 22:17:57   Shoreline UU Church's PlateShare Offering during the worship service on Sunday, October 8, will be for the benefit of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). NWIRP is a social services nonprofit agency is a non-profit legal services organization in Washington State. NWIRP's mission is to promote justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Based on congregant polling each January, nine Shoreline UUC Plate Share offerings are scheduled for the year. On each PlateShare Sunday, 75% of the offering collected is given to a highly effective local non-profit serving people in need. More »