Grieving for Trayvon All Over AgainLast Updated on 2013-11-13 21:56:33* The Northwest UU Justice Network is honored to repost this Standing on the Side of Love open letter."
I am grieving Trayvon Martin's unnecessary death all over again. A question posed by theologian Anne Joh arises in my mind: "Is there a response to grief that doesn't lead to violence?" From the school-to-prison pipeline to "stand your ground laws" to prison without parole, the judicial sentencing of adolescents in our society has criminalized Black and Brown bodies.
My cousin, a youth minister, posted that America has said what it thinks of him as an African American male "and it hurts." Even our immigration policies victimize families and communities of color. Where is the justice in this? And what is a just and compassionate response to this crime against the humanity of young people?
When I think of Trayvon Martin’s last moments... More »
Contagiously Connecting: 2013 Justice Summit Keynote by Rev. Marian Stewart Last Updated on 2013-11-12 13:59:23Contagiously Connecting
2013 Justice Summit Keynote by Rev. Marian Stewart
On October 15, 2011, thousands of people in cities and towns all over the world gathered to stand up, to speak up, for humanity. The people have found their voice!
Video made by Educational Videos Plus; edited by Laurie Simons of East Shore UU Church
It’s been two years since the tents started popping up in Zuccotti Park. Two years since open-air general assemblies began with the unplugged “mic check”. Two years since the opening of health tents, chaplain tents, library tents, spare clothing and supply tents. Two years since the heady freedom to express disappointment, frustration, and anger at a system that is no longer of the people, for the people, and by the people.
Two years since corporations became persons, and real people became divided: the 1% with and the 99%... More »
Integrating Faith & Justice - Forum November 23, 2013 (Seattle, WA) Last Updated on 2013-11-07 14:49:11Please join Rev. Kathleen McTigue, Director UU College of Social Justice to hear about these experiential programs and explore the connection between your faith and justice work.
Immigration Justice Program in Mexico
Food and Migration - Mexico
Economic Justice in Chiapas
Haiti Just Recovery
Justice for Women and Marginalized Communities in India
Food for Thought: An Exploration of Eating and Worker Organizing in Chicago
Rev. Kathleen McTigue, Director, UU College of Social Justice
Integrating Faith and Justice
Saturday, November 23, 2013 3:00pm
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
The UUCSJ was launched in June 2012 as a joint program of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. The mission of the UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) is to increase the capacity of Unitarian... More »
To Divest Or Not To Divest (Panel) Last Updated on 2013-10-25 17:42:16What are the Moral and Practical Considerations
of a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy?
On May 13, 2013, seven panelists gathered at First (UU) Church in Boston, Massachusetts to share differing views on the moral and practical considerations of pursuing a fossil fuel divestment strategy. The Video was posted June 10. Within 24 hours of its posting,UU’s in our region were forwarding the video and entering into more conversation on this issue. As one UU put it, “this is a film well worth the hour plus you invest in watching. Expect to be better informed. Expect to be inspired to learn and do more. I was.”
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Bill McKibben of 350.org has called for the divestment of fossil fuel stocks as a key strategy in the fight against climate change. Thoughtful professionals within the... More »
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