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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See also the topics in the menu on the left under “Transforming Our World” for news.

  • Take action for Secular Health Care! Join our Jan. 10 letter-writing party! January 7, 2021
    The Lobby Room is opening early this year with the urgent issue of Catholic doctrine in health care. The final proposal for the merger has been filed with the State and the merger is progressing. Our letters will be aimed at state level action to set guardrails to protect our rights to healthcare.  Join us for ...
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  • THE POWER OF ONE January 2, 2021
    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.     One person, Gary McCaig, asked people at the EUUC’s Coffee and Politics group if anyone else wanted ...
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  • The Lobby Room Returns – Info Party Jan. 18! January 2, 2021
    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 18, 7-8:30 pm for our first Legislative Action party! Email ...
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  • We consider the adoption of the Eighth Principle November 17, 2020
    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 of EUUC is supporting the adoption of the 8th Principle. ...
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  • White Privilege in Hair Care? November 16, 2020
    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 for Women often receives donations of sample shampoos and conditioners, ...
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  • We bear witness, and as our faith demands, we act! June 2, 2020
    We are called by our Unitarian Universalist faith to respond to the pain of injustice made manifest in the riots and protests in our cities. We call out with cries of anguish at the extreme injustices we see in the news.  We mourn for the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor and Ahrmaud Arbery. ...
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  • Social Justice Council Creates Sunday Offerings COVID-19 Response Fund May 4, 2020
    We have heard our congregation’s desire to support Washingtonians during this pandemic and its economic fallout. For the next few months, we will direct the Sunday offering to organizations playing a vital role in COVID-19 relief in our area.  We will periodically assess which organizations to directour offerings to. The Social Justice Council does the ...
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  • Award Winning Climate Change and Racial Justice film April 19, 2020
    The Condor & The Eagle Documentary Film Screening & Discussion Wednesday, April 22nd, 6-8 pm Pacific / 7-9 Mountain / 8-10 Central / 9-11 pm Eastern Donations welcome Close out Earth Day with this award-winning documentary screening that showcases Indigenous environmental leaders embarking on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure that deepens the meaning of “Climate Justice” and of “Racial ...
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  • Earth Day Live! Three days of youth climate-strike action! April 13, 2020
    April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Normally that would mean gathering together in cities across the country to demand climate justice with a series of marches, rallies, art builds, actions, and trainings. This year, however, we will mobilize for climate justice online! This Earth Day we are supporting our partners WA Youth Climate ...
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  • Film: the Condor and the Eagle April 9, 2020
    This weekend, there will be another screening  of The Condor & The Eagle followed by a live discussion with Casey Camp-Horinek, Clement Guerra, Bryan Parras, & Aly Tharp. When: Saturday, April 11th at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern to 1:30 pm Pacific / 4:30 pm Eastern The discussion will begin at approximately 1:40 pm Pacific ...
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