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
Faith Action Network: State and National Updates Last Updated on 2017-07-16 03:47:27 FAN's Interfaith Leaders met with Sen. Patty Murray last week to talk about the local and widespread effects of Islamophobia across our nation. Aneelah Afzali of MAPS AMEN and Arsalan Bukhari of CAIR-Washington State helped remind everyone of the impact of fear, intimidation and profiling on our Muslim neighbors. For more resources on how to address Islamophobia in your communities, see our Advocacy Toolkits.   In Olympia As you may know, the state legislature is still officially in session! Special session number three, called by Governor Inslee the last week of... More »
Shoreline UUC Helps with Weekly Shoreline Community Dinners at RUMC. "Our" Date This Month is July 20. Last Updated on 2017-07-16 03:38:11   Weekly Shoreline Community Dinners: Shoreline UUC is partnering with Ronald United Methodist Church, Richmond Beach Congregational Church, Shoreline Covenant Church and the Dale Turner YMCA to offer nutritious meals to the Shoreline community. Dinners take place at Ronald Methodist (17839 Aurora Ave N. in Shoreline) at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday.   Shoreline UUC is responsible for the volunteer team on the 3rd Thursday of the month, but feel free to sign up for any Thursday.  You can sign up for set-up, food prep (WA food-handlers card required) and clean-up shifts. Or just come to enjoy a good meal with good people. Please reach out to Kate Beck at 206-898-7100 if interested in volunteering, or sign up online: https://signup.com/client/invitation/cc47c54d9219ac9c73e06f4e2d7632a13a85cb92/1845428/false#!1845428/false/false   More »
Justice at Shoreline: Priorities, Projects, People Last Updated on 2017-07-15 21:16:37   Shoreline UUC's Social Action Ministry (SAM) currently has four top priorities for addressing systemic social justice issues: To reduce economic inequality, especially 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 oppressive bias -- including those based on... More »
August 13 PlateShare at Shoreline UUC To Benefit Hopelink Last Updated on 2017-07-15 21:14:10   Shoreline UU Church's PlateShare Offering on Sunday, August 13, will be for the benefit of Hopelink. Hopelink is a social services nonprofit agency that serves north and east suburban King County with food banks, energy assistance, housing, a family development program, transportation and adult education. Founded in 1971, it has become one of the largest nonprofits in the state of Washington. With a mission of helping people achieve stability and prepare to exit poverty, Hopelink serves about 64,000 King County people every year! Based on congregant polling each January, nine 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 »
Shoreline UUC Social Action Annual Strategy Retreat - August 12 Last Updated on 2017-07-15 21:12:54   The Social Action Ministry of Shoreline UU Church will hold its annual strategy retreat on Saturday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Church Conference Room.  We'll be considering issue priorities, resources, and specific projects and activities for the year -- whether continuing commitments we already support or launching new ones.  This will be a great opportunity to find out all the things we already do and to decide what we should be doing in the coming year. All members of Shoreline UUC interested in social and environmental justice issues are encouraged to attend and to participate.   More »