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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  • 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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  • EUUC at the Climate Strike September 16, 2019
    Eric encouraged us to join the climate strike  on September 20 during his sermon on Sunday.  The Peace & Justice Committee has been focused on this strike for some time now.  Because this is also Seabeck weekend, we have not organized one location for EUUC to gather.  Some people will go to Seattle and then ...
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  • Racial Justice Committe Poster Presentation at General Assembly March 22, 2019
    GA has notified the RJC that our proposal for a Poster Presentation of “Taking A Stand For Racial Justice” has been accepted. Anyone attending GA is invited to be with us as we present our EUUC congregation’s practices for proposing and taking a stand. Hope to see you there!
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  • Interesting Meetings/Workshops March 20, 2019
    Native American Workshop “Challenges Facing Native American Communities and How to be Allies” (Some Racial Justice Committee members will be attending) April 6th – 12:00 to 4:00 Hosted by the Eastshore Unitarian Church   STEP-UP: Moving Racial Equity Forward Conference (Some Racial Justice Committee members will be attending) April 26th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/step-up-moving-racial-equity-forward-2019-tickets-57210391822 Sponsored by Leadership Snohomish County at the Lynnwood Convention Center   Seattle Promise to Protect ...
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  • Joint Projects Update March 18, 2019
    The following are some community updates concerning the RJC’s joint projects:   A4W and RJC are working together to raise money to buy cosmetics and hair products for women of color during the month of May to be donated to Pathways for Women. Stay tuned for details. A4W and RJC are working together to raise money to buy ...
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  • Three Part Movie Series March 13, 2019
    Over the next three months, Everett and Sno-King Meaningful Movies, along with the North Puget Sound Conference on Race (see below) and the Communities of Color Coalition, will be presenting a three-part, critically acclaimed “docu-series” entitled Elementary Genocide. This series, by award-winning journalist/filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz, looks at how our public school system is failing African ...
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