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Social Action Holiday Giving Campaign For Mary's Place Now to Xmas Eve at Shoreline UUC Last Updated on 2017-11-23 00:06:09   Shoreline UUC's Social Action Ministry and Children's Religious Exploration program are leading the 2017 Winter Holiday Giving Campaign.  The campaign this year is again for the benefit of the clients of Mary's Place North Shelter.  Requested donations are for the usual hygiene items as well as "giftable" toys, entertainment items, and clothes for parents at Mary's Place to get from their store to give to their own kids. Here are lists of the kind of items needed: New (open packages are okay) Diaper wipes Diapers (Size 4-6) Pacifiers (gender neutral, all sizes) New underwear (all genders and sizes) Socks (all genders and sizes) Gently-used or new Toys and entertainment items (especially for 7-17 year old's) Stroller covers Boys clothes (2T-youth large) Children's shoes Bras (all sizes,... More »
"Healing the Hate" at Shoreline Conference Center, Sunday, Dec. 3 Last Updated on 2017-11-22 20:50:36   DATE AND TIME:  Sunday, December 3, 2017, 3:00-5:00 p.m. LOCATION:             Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 First Ave. NE,  Shoreline, WA 98155 This event will feature a talk by Rais Bhuiyan, co-founder of World Without Hate (WWH) http://worldwithouthate.org/ and author of The True American, which tells his story of being shot in the face by a white supremacist for being a Muslim, 10 days after 9/11.   His story is about "the transformational power of forgiveness, of embracing compassion and mercy, and of teaching others the beauty to be found in acceptance and empathy." Stemming from Rais Bhuiyan's journey from survival to hope and healing, World Without Hate is a movement to cultivate a world that we all deserve, a world without violence, a world without victims -- a "world... More »
Shoreline UUC Congregants Called To Support Black Lives Matter at Nov. 24 "Black Friday" Demonstration Last Updated on 2017-11-22 19:35:48   Shoreline UUC congregants, please join others from our church on Black Friday, November 24,  to show our support at the Black Lives Matter demonstration being held at Westlake Center at noon.   Meet at the church to carpool from there at11:30 a.m. or meet under our SUUC Black Lives Matter banner at Westlake near the fountain by noon.  Please RSVP to Jo Moore, jottingjo@gmail.com or 206-364-9636 so that we'll know to expect you. More »
Update Washington's Deadly Force Statute: Six Weeks Left to Collect Signatures for I-940 Last Updated on 2017-11-21 15:28:08 If you want to save lives by changing Washington state law on police use of deadly force, right now is your last chance to help! Thirty-four people have been killed in Washington by law enforcement so far in 2017, already more than were killed in 2016 or 2015. In Massachusetts – closest in population to Washington – four people have been killed. Voter Initiative 940 is designed to reduce these incidents of violence and increase community safety statewide. It would require: More training on de-escalation, mental health, and first aid for the police; Law enforcement to give first aid in use of force cases; Independent investigations in deadly force cases; Updating WA's deadly force statute, which Amnesty International calls the worst in the country. We have only six weeks left to collect approximately 132,000 more signatures and raise several hundred... More »
Nov. 20 Deadline: Summer Youth and Adult Environmental Justice Journey in Southern Calif. Last Updated on 2017-11-17 19:30:54   Deadline: Nov. 20, 2017 When: July 14-22, 2018 Where: Throop Unitarian Church, Pasadena, Calif.   Do you have a passion for environmental justice? Have you been interested to partner with grassroots organizations to create a lasting partnership in solidarity with local communities? Have you ever wanted to make a real difference while learning hands-on skills and concepts? If you answered "Yes," or better yet, "Hell yes!" to any of the above, then the new PWR Justice Journey is for you! The UU Pacific Western Region offers Roots, Reflections and Relationships - An Environmental Justice Journey - a week-long immersion experience focusing on Environmental Sustainability through service, learning, and through a meditation practice designed to be reflective and to sustain future justice work. Led by the DRE, Katie Covey, this is a week... More »