Peace & Justice
The Peace & Justice committee has a long and rich history of advocacy, public witness, and leadership in the community. We focus on building a world that is sustainable and just, through:
- Strong local climate action
- Protecting our democracy
- Working with community partners
Who are we?
We are fun, hopeful, committed people who have a vision of a just and sustainable world. We seek to inspire, educate, and advocate — nurturing fellowship and action within EUUC and beyond. We make a difference. We enrich our work by offering each other comfort, courage, friendship, and strength through our shared values and mission.
We would love to have you join us!
All are welcome! The Climate Justice team meets at 7 pm on the first Thursday of the month by zoom, September to June, with a retreat/social gathering in summer. Reach out to us for the zoom info!
Contact our Co-Chairs: Gayle Leberg, Cindy Creager, and Julie Taylor
The Peace & Justice committee focuses on core issues. 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. The main committee focuses on the climate crisis, and we sponsor the Democracy Action and Sno-King Meaningful Movies teams.
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.
Peace & Justice Events
Peace & Justice News
See also the topics in the menu on the left under “Transforming Our World” for news.
- The Lobby Room is back for 2022! January 16, 2022The Lobby Room is one way that EUUC puts Faith into Action. Last year over EUUC members and friends made over 750 contacts with our legislators during the session! As was the case last year, people will have the opportunity to contact their legislators online about upcoming bills, and can also submit testimony online. Bills We Recommend ...Read More
- Two Minute Tuesday for Climate – 1/11/22 January 11, 2022From our colleagues in the Climate Alliance of Snohomish County – Two Minute Tuesdays – 1/11/22 A simple, two-minute (or less) action that will make a meaningful difference to slow climate change. Set a timer for two minutes (be sure to do this—if you spend longer than two minutes, your climate efforts are more likely to become overwhelming). Take ...Read More
- Two-Minute Tuesday for Climate – 1/4/22 January 5, 2022From our colleagues in the Climate Alliance of Snohomish County – Two Minute Tuesdays – 1/4/22 A simple, two-minute (or less) action that will make a meaningful difference to slow climate change. This week, set a timer for two minutes (be sure to do this—if you spend longer than two minutes, your climate efforts are more likely to ...Read More
- EUUC signs on to support youth in their climate lawsuit – Juliana v United States November 1, 2021The Peace & Justice committee voted to sign EUUC on to an organizational letter to the US Department of Justice, requesting they reverse their legal position that the youth plaintiffs in Juliana v United States have no right to access the courts to vindicate their constitutional rights when they are in a health- and life-threatening controversy ...Read More
- The Three Mothers – book discussion October 25, 2021The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs honors three women who helped shape their sons, each of which became a historically important black man in our country: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. The mothers and their influences have been overlooked in history until Tubbs documented their lives in this book. In a ...Read More
- Cut Military Greenhouse Gas Emissions at COP26 August 31, 2021From WorldBeyondWar.org: “War and preparations for war are not just the pit into which trillions of dollars that could be used to prevent environmental damage are dumped, but also a major direct cause of that environmental damage. The U.S. military is one of the biggest polluters on earth. Since 2001, the U.S. military has emitted 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse ...Read More
- “Finish the Fight” Film Discussion April 25, 2021Black, Indigenous, Chinese, and Latinx women fought hard to secure women’s right to vote just over 100 years ago. The film, “The Heroes of the Suffrage Movement | Finish the Fight” by the NY Times introduces us to tenacious women who were fighting for equality for their communities of color, and took on women’s suffrage ...Read More
- Tribal Treaty Rights, Fracked Gas, and Unitarian Universalist Values April 12, 2021Ancestral Waters by Native Daily Network Film Screening & Discussion Wednesday, April 14 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET Film 7pm PT / 10pm ET Discussion Register Here You are invited to an online screening of Native Daily Network’s film Ancestral Waters for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) community! This film by Native Daily Network documents the Puyallup Tribe’s fight against the Tacoma LNG fracked gas facility and focuses on disregarded treaty obligations, which the faith ...Read More
- Lobby Room on the Home Stretch – Take Action Now! April 3, 2021Lobby Room is one way that EUUC puts Faith into Action. The Lobby Room group has reviewed 2021 bills, especially those recommended by our allies working for Climate Justice, Racial Justice, and for Women and Families. We’ve selected 12 bills to focus on this year and some of them have now passed both chambers! These ...Read More
- What’s happening in the Lobby Room? Party Feb. 15 and prizes! February 7, 2021The Lobby Room is one way that EUUC puts Faith into Action. The Lobby Room group has reviewed 2021 bills, especially those recommended by our allies working for Climate Justice, Racial Justice, and for Women and Families. We’ve selected 12 bills to focus on this year. If you want to review those bills, get some ...Read More