Because the earth and all life is sacred and being threatened, we feel called to transform both ourselves and the world. Here at EUUC, our Peace & Justice Committee focuses on “striking at the roots.”  Read on for information about the main committee.  We also have two associated groups, Sno-King Meaningful Movies and the Racial Justice Workgroup.

 

Peace & Justice Committee

Mission

Be present in the world, discerning which issues call us to act to bend the arc of justice toward our vision of a just and sustainable world.

Be present in our community, as leaders and collaborators, to amplify our ability to make changes locally and beyond.

Be present in our congregation, to inspire, energize, and aid in connecting hearts to action.

Who are we?

We are fun, hopeful, committed people who have a vision of a just and sustainable world. We choose work that speaks not just to our own interests, but to interests of the congregation as well. We seek to inspire, educate, and advocate — nurturing fellowship and action within EUUC and beyond. We make a difference. This is difficult work. We are able to continue by offering each other comfort, courage, friendship, and strength through our shared values and mission. We would love to have you join us!

What are we doing?

The most urgent problem to be addressed is the climate crisis, but we cannot make any progress in this or any other justice issue, without also addressing the corruption of our democracy.  We focus on these root issues.  We also respond to current issues.  Learn more of our goals and long history of advocacy, education, and activism.

Meetings

All are welcome! We usually meet on the third Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in Rooms 1 & 2. Check the calendar for our next meeting.

Contact our Co-Chairs

Gayle Leberg, Cindy Creager, and Julie Taylor

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