Category: Social Justice

Sunday Offering – January 2021 – UUA Disaster Relief and Resources

“Our Disaster Relief Fund is part of a covenant—a covenant between the UUA and congregations, between congregations who give generously and those in need, and with our community partners. Through aiding our congregations, their members and their community partners, we are able to embody our faith and values.

Staff from all five UUA regions and the Stewardship and Development department work together to expediently review applications and disburse funds. Congregations and recognized UU non-profit entities receiving grants will have discretion to disburse the grant in the way they choose.

Currently they are giving priority to congregations and other related Unitarian Universalist organizations who are responding to the crisis with systemic, collaborative approaches, such as partnering with local organizations to provide assistance in the congregation’s local community to people who are at significant risk to health and livelihood because of COVID-19.” Check out the organization here at: https://www.uua.org/giving/areas-support/funds/disaster-response

THE POWER OF ONE

One person, Rimas Miksys, at NorthSeattleProgressives.org, asked members to write 10 postcards a week to people in North Carolina to register to vote.  That request grew to over 100 people handwriting the message as well as addressing the postcards.

 

EUUC members Gary McCaig and Christine MacDonald … read more.

The Lobby Room Returns – Info Party Jan. 18!

Many challenges await the 2021 state legislature’s 105-day budget session, which starts January 11. The budget deficit looms large. Pandemic restrictions will slow progress. So, we must inform our legislators about our priorities – early and often! 

Join our Legislative Action Zoom Party

Join us Monday, Jan … read more.

We consider the adoption of the Eighth Principle

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

The Racial Justice Committee … read more.

White Privilege in Hair Care?

Your generosity brought in $500 during this fundraiser to purchase hair care products for women of color. Thank you to all who gave!  We are currently purchasing the items and soon we will deliver them to Pathways for Women in Lynnwood.

White privilege in hair care

Pathways … read more.

Democracy update!

We are celebrating democracy!  We have gotten through the first step of this election – the vote counting has proceeded without serious interference. The pressure of groups like ours that were poised to mobilize loomed over those who may have been tempted to suppress democracy.  … read more.