WHEN? – Our Social Justice Committee Retreat will take place on Saturday, October 20 beginning at 10:00 am. It will go as long as needed, but will be over by 4:00 pm for sure.
WHERE? – 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW Poulsbo, WA 98370 at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action. Just turn in at the orange cones on Clear Creek Road. Go to the main house building.
WHO? – Anyone and everyone are invited. You can simply show up without registration. From our doodle survey, the following signed up: Jill, Terry, Robin, Peter, Phil, Mack, Melody, Sue, Sterling, Florrie and Lisa. But feel free to invite any KUUF member or friend of KUUF….. or just your friend!
FOOD – Coffee and tea will be available and some snacks. However, we have agreed that you BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH! There is a refrigerator and a kitchen area to preserve and prepare your food. You can also bring your own beverages.
FACILITATOR – The vary capable Jenell DeMatteo will guide us during the day. She met with a planning group back in May. Also, Phil and Mack took our Oct. 7 SJC meeting’s suggestions to Jenell on Wednesday.
AGENDA – At our Sunday meeting someone said, “I need a purpose and a role in the Social Justice Committee.” We also need a program, a calendar of events and activities, a budget and an updated Charter. We plan to work on all those things and more.
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church is sponsoring a forum of state senate and state house candidates on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for you to hear all the candidates speak and answer questions. The ballots will go out later that same week.
March 9, 2019
Curtis Jr. High School
University Place, Pierce County, WA
Our discussion panel will include Jose (first language Spanish), Silveria (first language Mam), Suzanne & Phil (first language English). All 4 speak Spanish as a common language for translation purposes between panel members or with the audience.
The panel met last night and decided that it was best to have short discussion after Act I – Guatemala, Act II Mexico and then Act III USA. Some people don’t like to interrupt a movie that way, but there are 3 distinct parts to this powerful and poetic film. We decided to go with that format.
Feel free to invite any Mexican or Guatemalan friends with the confidence that they can participate. Act I of the movie is entirely in Spanish and Quiche, but there are English subtitles throughout the film.
For those who grew up with English in the USA, the movie offers a powerful, immersion experience in “point of view.” You see and experience first Guatemala, then Mexico, then the USA from another cultural and economic point of view. When you are an immigrant house waiter or domestic worker without documents, the United States and its citizens look somewhat different.
September 14 : Shelter: full length documentary (2016, 1 hour 20 minutes) Shelter is a movie about Covenant House in New Orleans, LA, which provides housing and services for “the most damaged population of youth that exists in society today”. The staff at Covenant House help homeless, abused, traumatized youth and young adults to get off the streets.
The Social Justice Committee will hold its regular, monthly meeting from about 11:40 to 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 5, after the service in the Admin. room.
At 1:00 those interested are invited to car pool to the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action at 16159 Clear Creek Road NW to hear Bill Moyer speak at 1:30. Bill founded the Backbone Campaign in 2003 to teach creative and dramatic ways to resist tyranny. This is the famous activist who mobilizes hundreds of kayaks in a giant, floating mosaic! He is a keynote speaker for Ground Zero’s August 4 – 6 commemoration of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. For more details go to http://www.gzcenter.org/event/hiroshimanagasaki-commemoration/
is it just me?
eric lane barnes
Diverse Harmony and Spectrum
June 23, 2018 7:30 pm
East Shore Unitarian Church 12 700 SE 32nd st
$15/20 at eastshorelive.com/at the door
East Shore Live Presents “Is It Just Me?”: Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
‘Is It Just Me?’ traces a young man’s journey out of the dark depths of a Pentecostal church (“everything but the snakes”) through the hazards and mishaps of early gay adulthood, to a place of relative peace and contentment. Songs, scenes, monologues and a frank and open use of puppets fuel the show. The show is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at East Shore Unitarian Church (12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue) Get tickets here!
Tri Climate Action invites you to come and hear guest speaker Dr. William McPherson share his thoughts on the Paris Climate Accord.
The Paris Agreement is an accord signed by 195 countries, virtually all of the countries in the world. It has two main objectives: keeping global temperature increases “well below” 2 degrees Centigrade (ideally below 1.5 degrees C), and reducing carbon emissions to net zero levels by 2050. The Trump Administration has declared that the U.S. will withdraw from the agreement, reflecting the influence of climate deniers on U.S.polity. Dr. McPherson, who attended the Paris negotiations, has written three books on climate denial and will speak about how denial has influenced U.S. policy.
KUUF’s Adult Religious Education Committee and Social Justice Committee are sponsoring this event.
We encourage you to attend it!
Each year the Islamophobia industry spends over $30 million dollars to make people afraid of Islam and American Muslims. The websites, YouTube videos, books, white papers, lobbying, and media stars of the Islamophobia industry turn the hearts and minds of people against one another, paving the way for a more divided, fearful future. We don’t have to live in that future. Together we can build a future based on our shared values and vision for America!
We cordially invite the public, faith leaders from all churches, mosques, synagogues and temples as well as civic, education and community leaders to join Aneelah Afzali (MAPS-AMEN) and Pastor Terry Kyllo (Neighbors in Faith) for an overview of the Islamophobia industry, the threat it poses to our nation and civil liberties, and what we can do about it together.
7:00 PM, June 21, 2018
Bremerton Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2225 Perry Ave, Bremerton, WA
Pastor Terry Kyllo serves as the director of Neighbors in Faith an interfaith effort to recognize Muslims as neighbors and partners in building a more peaceful world. NIF is authorized by the Lutheran and Episcopal Churches in western Washington State.
Aneelah Afzali, Esq. is the founder and Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN), a new initiative of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS). Aneelah graduated from the University of Oregon Honors College, and was named a Chayes International Service Fellow at Harvard Law School.
MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network), Neighbors in Faith, The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, Faith Action Network, Council on American-Islamic Relations WA, Church Council of Greater Seattle, The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, The Northwest Washington Synod of the ELCA, The Southwest-ern Washington Synod of the ELCA & Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ, Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Islamic Center of Kitsap County and the Bremerton Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
More Info: www.mapsredmond.org/amen | neighborsinfaith.org | facebook.com/neighborsinfaith
Faith Over Fear Standing with our Muslim Neighbors Roadshow With Aneelah Afzali and Pastor Terry Kyllo
Bainbridge Island, WA – For the first time ever, Charles Durrett, cohousing expert and Principal Architect of McCamant & Durrett Architects, and Quimper Village Senior Cohousing are joining forces to host the Senior Cohousing Weekend Intensive on June 15, 16, and 17 in Bainbridge, WA. Set on the scenic Bainbridge Island, the weekend intensive will be a fruitful and inspiring weekend of learning from others who have successfully created their own senior cohousing community and the architect that helped them design the cohousing community of their dreams. From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, attendees will gain tools and resources that are invaluable to anyone starting their own cohousing community.
On Saturday, participants will take a tour Quimper Village Senior cohousing and meet the residents who made it happen. Quimper Village is one of the newest senior cohousing communities in the U.S., located in Port Townsend, WA. Residents moved in in late 2017 and are already having the time of their lives surrounded by people they know and care about. Quimper Village’s story is a great example of how a group of proactive people can positively impact their aging scenario.
The Senior Cohousing Weekend Intensive is open to the public but is limited to 20 people who are ready to move forward with their senior cohousing projects. Participants will hear from Quimper Village residents on “what we did, how we did it, and lessons we learned.” As opposed to a larger conference, participants will be in a small group setting for the entire weekend and will get personalized, professional advice for how to start a senior cohousing community in their town. Discussions will include valuable lessons on how to make sure they’re cohousing project is built on time and within budget.
Date: June 15 (evening), 16, 17, 2018
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Cohousing books will be available for purchase at the event or by going to www.cohousingco.com/products. Sign up by going to: http://www.cohousingco.com/events/seniorintensive2018.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is doing something special. In the face of political divisiveness, we’re bringing Republicans and Democrats together. In the face of uncertainty and distraction, we maintain a laser-like focus on our goal. Join us for the Citizens’ Climate 9th Annual International Conference & Lobby Day to be a part of this powerful, unique movement.
Everyone from brand new CCL volunteers to seasoned citizen lobbyists will receive special training on how to communicate about climate change and climate solutions. You’ll also hear from inspiring speakers and meet fellow volunteers from across the country who are dedicated to this issue. For those who are interested, you can put your new training into practice at the Lobby Day on Tuesday, June 12, where you can meet with members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill.
For more information go to https://citizensclimatelobby.org/2018-conference/
ONE BILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD NEED YOUR OLD EYEGLASSES—DONATE THEM NOW!!!
What: Drop off your used eyeglasses at KUUF June 10-24.
Where: Look for a basket with an eyeglass-wearing owl sign in the Sanctuary lobby. Put your used eyeglasses that you will never wear again in the basket.
Who: Sponsored by the KUUF Social Justice Committee; coordinated by Ellen Newberg.
Why: A recent Seattle Times article (May 5, 2018) reported that one billion or more people in the world desperately need eyeglasses. For example:
- 200,000 traffic deaths per year in India are tied to poor vision.
- Middle-aged coffee farmers in Bolivia whose inability to see objects up close find it difficult to spot ripe beans to harvest.
- Nearsighted children are written off as slow learners just because they can’t see.
- As people age and become farsighted, they can no longer do their work if they need to see objects or text up close, e.g., meter readers.
The Social Justice Committee has authorized Ellen Newberg to collect used prescription eyeglasses, reading glasses, and prescription sunglasses. Ellen will deliver them to a Lions Club representative. The Lions Club sends delegations to developing countries with the glasses and a person trained to administer eye tests. Once people are tested, they are provided with the pair of eyeglasses available that most closely matches their needs. Please consider giving the gift of vision to another person.
Our Goal: to collect 100 pairs of used eyeglasses by Sunday, June 24.
The KUUF Social Justice Committee will hold its regular, monthly meeting at 11:45 in the admin room. Tentative agenda:
- Faith over Fear event June 21
- Collecting Used glasses to Re-cycle abroad
- Hiroshima & Nagasaki memorial days at Ground Zero
- Social Justice films
- Report on NAACP banquet
- KUUF Booth at Juneteenth Celebration
- Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Banquet Sept. 8
- Social Justice Committee meeting July 1 ?
- End of 2017-18 financial year
- Inter Group Training
- Black Lives Matter sign
SOCK IT TO ME in MAY!
Knowing that soggy spring can be as hard on feet as winter, Chalice Circle 7 is collecting new socks for those in need during the month of May. Just bring a package of NEW men’s or women’s socks to the foyer any Sunday in May.
Your gifts will be distributed at the Lord’s Neighborhood Diner where we know they will be appreciated!
Warm hearts, minds and toes!