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.
- How to talk about abortion: A post-Roe mini-workshop, Wed Oct. 26, 7 pm via Zoom October 10, 2022Many of us are uneasy when we contemplate talking about abortion with friends and relatives, especially those who are not in full agreement with us. Yet, now more than ever, it is critical to have those conversations to engage hearts and minds. What you will learn In this mini-workshop, you will learn about leading with values and ...Read More
- New Reproductive Justice Work Group Forms and Board Endorses Action of Immediate Witness October 10, 2022This summer, we saw a huge step back for human rights in our country when Roe v. Wade was overturned. So when Rev. Eric posted about a Side With Love/UUA training on congregational organizing on Reproductive Justice, several of us jumped on board! From there, we decided to form an intersectional, action-oriented group to mobilize ...Read More
- Supreme ─ but No Longer Esteemed ─ Court May 23, 2022For the first time in its history the Supreme Court is poised to eliminate an existing constitutional right. The court is reducing women’s autonomy as humans entitled to control their own lives. The court is subjugating a class of people to be controlled by legislators who largely fall outside the group. Help Women Seeking Abortions From May ...Read More
- Abortion is a Human Right May 23, 2022“Under international human rights law, everyone has a right to life, a right to health, and a right to be free from violence, discrimination, and torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Access to safe abortion is a human right. “In many circumstances, those who have no choice but to resort to unsafe abortions also risk ...Read More
- Ukrainians and Midwives of Color May 8, 2022Ukrainian refugees and people of color are being helped by your gifts to the Social Justice Pledge funds. Thank you! Advocates for Women sent their portion of pledge funds out into the world to help make this country and international community better places. At our May meeting we talked about where we wanted the money ...Read More
- Lobby Room Wraps up with Victories March 27, 2022Post-Session Wrap The Lobby Room wrapped up in early March after logging 796 contacts with our state legislators! Many thanks to all who participated. We had some notable successes including: enhancing abortion access, allocating funds for launching a Medicaid-like program for immigrants, and improving the working family tax credit. In the area of climate, we helped pass ...Read More
- Building a Culture of Inclusion: the 8th Principle March 24, 2022We are called to build a Beloved Community. We are continuing our journey toward dismantling racism and oppression. We have shifted in our social consciousness and are continuing to make changes as we look at our inclusive actions, address our goals for working toward long term cultural change, and stand in solidarity with social movements ...Read More
- “On Juneteenth” Book Discussion March 8, 2022Please join Advocates for Women in reading “On Juneteenth” by Annette Gordon-Reed, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The author, a Harvard professor and a Texas native, gives a personal and historic account of our country’s road to making Juneteenth a national holiday. You can learn more about this short book and the author from the ...Read More
- Help Us Achieve 100% Clean Energy in Snohomish County School Districts! February 28, 2022School electrification can make a big difference in carbon emissions. Not only are school buildings contributing to the 40% of emissions from buildings in Washington State, but diesel school buses also pollute the air inside them and out. Therefore, a focus on decarbonizing schools and student transportation will have the dual benefit of tackling climate ...Read More
- Women and Climate Change: Victims and Activists February 15, 2022Climate Change is human-driven but not created equally among Nations. Nor does it affect people equitably: the effects are most felt by those nations that participated least in the consumerism and addiction to fossil fuels that has driven Climate Change. Across the world, women and children in poverty suffer most from drought, flooding, unpredictable and ...Read More