Who and What Are We? We are the QUUF Social and Environmental Justice Council (SEJC). We are QUUF members and friends working within our congregation and partnering with outside organizations. We are Committees, Action Groups and Special Interest Groups. We are Forums and Task Forces. We are facilitated by a Steering Team. We are passionate about justice.

What Does the Social and Environmental Justice Council Do? As UUs, the SEJC focuses on “deeds not creeds”.  We put our Unitarian Universalist values into action. We honor the interconnectedness of all life and the underlying principle of universal love. We strive to end oppression locally, nationally, and internationally.

Join us as we work to create a just, welcoming and inclusive congregation. Be part of our ongoing justice work around issues linked to economic and environmental justice, issues related to immigrant, Native Peoples, racial, and LGBTQ justice. Help us advocate and educate.  Assist us as we plan peaceful protests, vigils, forums and discussions. Participate as we partner with community groups. Stand with us as we bear public witness.

For more detailed information about our Social and Environmental Justice Council, and for contact information for our committees, action and special interest groups, please refer to our current brochure.

Watch this interview with Dr. Rev. Barber, author of The Third Reconstruction which is the current UUA Community Read (posted Dec. 18, 2016).

Social and Environmental Justice Council Steering Team for 2016-2017:

Co-Chairs: Julia Cochrane and Frances Loubere
Members: Jo Blair, Susan Brittain, Sidney Collins, Emelia DeSouza, Diane Haas, Maria Mendes, Jackie Ploof, Nancesca Schroff, Kate Storey, Jenifer Taylor

We meet monthly to facilitate communication between our many social justice committees and groups. We coordinate and organize social and environmental justice projects, broad-interest congregation-wide projects, and legislative action.

Social and Environmental Justice Council Committees

Denominational Affairs

Designated Offerings

Green Sanctuary Environment Action

Religious Education

Social and Environmental Justice Council Action Groups

These are QUUF-led service and justice projects

Caring Congregation: Affordable Housing Action Group (AHAG)

Christmas Giving

Native Peoples Connections

Quimper UU Animal Ministry (QUUAM)

Solidarity Through Action

Sunday Soup at the Boiler Room

Welcoming Congregation LGBTQ

Winter Shelter

Social and Environmental Justice Council Special Interest Groups

QUUF partnering with outside organizations to pursue specific goals

Amnesty International Chapter 1106

Habitat for Humanity

Health Care Reform

Northwest UU Justice Network

Washington State UU Voices for Justice

Social and Environmental Justice Council Tasks Forces

Specific single-purpose projects with limited time frames

Sanctuary Congregation Task Force

Questions? Please contact Frances Loubere or Julia Cochrane, Co-Chairs, Social and Environmental Justice Council Steering Team, at socialjustice@quuf.org.