Economic Justice HUB

Economic Justice encompasses privation – some people’s lack of the necessities of human life and well-being -- food, shelter, health care.

However, economic justice is about more than poverty.  It’s also about America’s alarming widening of economic inequality since the 1970s. The problems go beyond the obvious grinding problems of the poor --- to the struggles, insecurities and frustrations of the middle class -- and the alienation and false consciousness of the rich.

And economic justice is not just about the economy. It’s about the corrosive effects of extreme income and wealth disparities on the health of our entire society, our country’s political life, and our individual interpersonal relations.

UUs working on these problems look at their interdependent effects and causes. We also examine alternative ways of ordering our society and economy. And we look for specific policies we can support and specific actions we can take. 

Please look at the links below and then join us.

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Sustainable Leadership for Social Change, Program in Massachusetts Last Updated on 2018-10-03 15:58:20   Engage emerging and existing justice leaders in creative, action oriented, sustainable spirit-centered movement, social justice and coalition building. This is no time to be casual in our justice work. We are in a time of change, and we need to have trained leaders in our communities. The new Sustainable Leadership for Social Change certificate program begins this November at the Rowe Center. This program is geared to train new social activists, to support those already immersed in the work of justice, and to explore how we sustain this work. We will emphasize coalition and fusion work, sustainability and resiliency, strategy development and adaptability, healthy group decision making and collaborative leadership. A two-year certificate program with two weekend workshops and two week-long intensives each year. Nov. 11-16, 2018; May 5-10, 2019, Fall 2019; Spring 2020... More »
Board Members Sought for UUs for a Just Economic Community Last Updated on 2018-10-03 15:37:27   The UUJEC Board is soliciting nominations to be on our board for a three year, renewable term beginning in January, 2019. Are you interested? Do you know someone who would be a good fit? UUJEC Board Members at our 2018 Retreat, Kansas City, Missouri   We meet every month for a conference call, currently on the second Mondays at 6:00 pm EST, for about an hour; and meet for a couple days retreat before or following GA for strategic planning for the upcoming year. Depending on which committee/committees you serve on, there could be a few more hours a month. We’ve not made plans yet for our retreat in June 2019’s General Assembly in Spokane. The board is made up of UUs from a wide geographical distribution and with dedication to economic justice. We plan programs for GA and hold topical conferences—we are planning a... More »
Interfaith Justice Conference: Sept. 29 on Mercer Island, Wash. Last Updated on 2018-09-25 16:40:06   The Weaving Our Strengths Conference is almost here!   The Church Council of Greater Seattle Weaving Our Strengths: Narratives of Hope Sat. Sept. 29, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mercer Island Presbyterian Church 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island, Wash.   Come one, come all! Lay leaders, ministers, pastors, youth leaders, interested individuals, church leadership councils, outreach teams, social justice teams, mission teams and worship teams, come to Weaving Our Strengths, a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration and skill-building to strengthen local churches' efforts for the common good. The day includes worship, two sessions of workshops, and an afternoon session moving from conversation to action. This year's theme is Narratives of Hope.   Conference information is up on our website   including workshop descriptions, presenter... More »
Justice Fair Opens 2018 Summit, Oct. 20 in Edmonds, Wash. Last Updated on 2018-09-14 19:01:01   Join us for a day of learning, celebration, commemoration, comradery, creativity and getting real about justice work in Washington State. The NW Justice Summit takes place at Edmonds UU Church in Edmonds, Wash. on Oct. 20, 2018. Registration is now open Register here   This year’s summit will be very special because it will launch the joint evolution of Northwest UU Justice Network and Washington UU Voices for Justice. Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be our hosts for the first summit of the new organization, JUUstice Washington, just as it was for the first NW Justice Summit eight year ago. Your voice is important to the development of this new organization. What can JUUstice Washington do to further your justice work?   This year’s summit will include a new Justice Fair, featuring exhibits, information kiosks and... More »
Webinar Sept. 13 on Public Bank Campaigns Last Updated on 2018-09-12 16:07:17 UUs for a Just Economic Community  Monthly Webinar Series   Held the Second Thursday of Every Month @ 5 p.m. Pacific “A Public Bank for New Jersey: Countering Wall Street Dominance” Featuring: Joan Bartl and Walt McRee Directors - Banking on New Jersey   Thursday Sept. 13, 5 p.m.   The mission of Banking on New Jersey is “to bring the value of a municipally owned public bank to New Jersey. We envision a public institution managed professionally, guided by strong citizen... More »