News, Action Alerts, Statements, Speeches, Litanies & More

Where do you see love?

“This moment is an opportunity to act on faith, to work toward the thing that’s hoped for, and create something we long to see: an answer to this crisis, and a resounding answer to the question that is the center of this: Who do we love?”   Erica West, Justice...

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Statement: Employee Hours Tax

The following statement was made by our Executive Director, Michael Ramos, at the Press Conference on Employee Hours Tax on May 2, 2018. The Church Council of Greater Seattle, along with faith allies such as Catholic Community Services, strongly support the Employee...

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Action Needed: Employee Hours Tax

The Seattle City Council is considering legislation creating an Employee Hours Tax that would raise $75 million for construction of and services for low-income housing and for survival services for people experiencing homelessness. This legislation reflects the...

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Faith Leader Reflection: Michael Ramos A brief welcome from our Executive Director. The Church is alive and creating ripples of community throughout the Puget Sound area!  These stories must be told!  To assist with this process, we share these messages of “Awakening”...

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Inspiration Abounds at Annual Assembly

We tried something a little different at Annual Assembly this year. As each member of our community entered the building, we asked if they would like to “Put Their Congregation on the Map”. Through this exercise, we were all able to witness firsthand how the loving...

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Honoring the Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney

The Church Council of Greater Seattle mourns the loss of the renowned, beloved pastor and leader, the Reverend Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney, who passed away on Saturday at age 91. Known throughout the United States and internationally for his work for civil rights, Rev....

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Reflections on Gun Violence

Executive Director Michael Ramos reflects on a prayer service he attended this past Sunday regarding gun violence, specifically the Parkland shooting, and offers a prayer: Hearing the names of the Florida shooting victims, seeing their pictures, listening to synopses...

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Upcoming Events

Jun
8
Fri
all-day Until The Flood @ A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)
Until The Flood @ A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)
Jun 8 – Jul 8 all-day
Until The Flood @ A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)
The latest work by award winning playwright, performer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith focuses on the social unrest following the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The playwright crafted a[...]
Jun
21
Thu
12:00 pm Summer Solstice Vigil @ outside the red doors of Seattle City Hall
Summer Solstice Vigil @ outside the red doors of Seattle City Hall
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Women in Black invite you to a special honoring and remembering homeless people who have died: a “Corrections” Vigil and Ritual to name and remember all the homeless men and women whose deaths were inadvertently[...]
7:00 pm Prayer and Procession for Famili... @ Saint Mark's Episcopal & St. James Cathedral
Prayer and Procession for Famili... @ Saint Mark's Episcopal & St. James Cathedral
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm
Prayer and Procession for Families at the Border @ Saint Mark's Episcopal & St. James Cathedral
“You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love that one as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord[...]
Jun
23
Sat
2:00 pm Interfaith LGBTQ+ Pride Service @ All Pilgrim's Christian Church
Interfaith LGBTQ+ Pride Service @ All Pilgrim's Christian Church
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm
Interfaith LGBTQ+ Pride Service @ All Pilgrim's Christian Church
Every year during Seattle LGBTQ+ Pride, people of many faiths come together to celebrate diversity. This year, there will be speakers from Buddhist, Sufi, Pagan, Jewish, and Christian traditions. There will also be two singing[...]
Sep
29
Sat
all-day Save the Date: Weaving Our Stren... @ Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
Save the Date: Weaving Our Stren... @ Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
Sep 29 all-day
Save the Date! The 2018 Weaving Our Strengths Conference will be on Saturday, September 29.