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Church Council Receives NWIRP Award

The Church Council of Greater Seattle is honored to be awarded this year's Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's Outstanding Community Partner Award at their Evening of Justice at Wing Luke on Thursday, October 25. As NWIRP describes, “From the moment we discovered...

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Initiative Endorsements

The Church Council of Greater Seattle has taken affirmative positions on three initiatives on the November 2018 ballot: Initiative 940 would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental-health, and first-aid training, and provide first-aid; and...

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Beloved Leader of Justice

The Church Council of Greater Seattle mourns the loss of our beloved former Board President, friend, and fearless champion for justice, Verlene Jones Davis. Verlene served as Board President twice (2003-2005 & 2010-2012) and played a most pivotal role in the renewal...

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Welcome, Allison! Welcome Back, E!

This fall, the Church Council welcomed Allison Trezona to our organizing staff through the United Church of Christ’s Justice Leadership Program – and welcomed back Erica N. West for a second year, through the same program. Allison recently finished a year as a Young...

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"Congregational Connections" is a quarterly e-publication by the Church Council of Greater Seattle, offered to all congregations in the King County and south Snohomish County areas as a means of sharing stories, information, and solidarity in this blessed work we are...

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In Memoriam: Dr. Hubert G. Locke

Our community lost a force for justice with the recent death of Dr. Hubert G. Locke. Locke was a scholar, activist, mentor, mediator, and advisor to public leaders across many disciplines. Locke’s life of service to the common good began as a minister in Detroit. As...

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Remembering and Honoring Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in the Lord.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought...

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Update: Supporting Asylum Seekers

Detained asylum seekers, many of whom have been separated from their children, have started to be released from the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, after they were transferred there from the SeaTac Federal Detention Center Facility. However, their release does not...

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Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Sun
6:30 pm Restoring Affirmative Action: Ov... @ Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
Restoring Affirmative Action: Ov... @ Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation presents “Karissa Braxton on Restoring Affirmative Action: Overview of I-1000.” All are welcome! Free, an offering will be taken. Washington State I-200 made it illegal to use one of the most[...]
Oct
23
Tue
6:00 pm Re-Entry Corps: Voices & Faces P... @ Large Isaac Orr Conference Room, St. James' Chancery Building
Re-Entry Corps: Voices & Faces P... @ Large Isaac Orr Conference Room, St. James' Chancery Building
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Criminal Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Seattle presents “Re-Entry Corps: Voices & Faces Panel.” Are you called to ministry with the incarcerated? Is your parish called to join the “One Parish, One Prisoner”[...]
Oct
24
Wed
1:00 pm Kids in Need of Defense Orientat... @ The Church Council of Greater Seattle
Kids in Need of Defense Orientat... @ The Church Council of Greater Seattle
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This orientation is for all accompaniment volunteers who have completed Parts 1 & 2 of the process with The Church Council of Greater Seattle and 21 Progress. Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) offers legal[...]
Oct
27
Sat
1:00 pm At Home in the World: Building a... @ Seattle First Baptist Church
At Home in the World: Building a... @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The housing crisis is a climate crisis is a housing crisis. No decision has a bigger impact on our carbon pollution than where we live: a lack of abundant and affordable housing pushes people out[...]
Nov
1
Thu
10:00 am Initial Gathering for Accompanim... @ 21 Progress
Initial Gathering for Accompanim... @ 21 Progress
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
An initiative of The Church Council of Greater Seattle and 21 Progress, and in partnership with organizations such as Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). At the initial gathering we focus on the faith based[...]