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

"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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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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Upcoming Events

Aug
25
Sat
9:30 am Multifaith Community Summit @ The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church
Multifaith Community Summit @ The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Religion, Race, and Politics Complicate Building Community in Seattle We all have a vested interest in bettering our communities, and we try hard to do what is best for our families and friends. But, when[...]
Aug
26
Sun
6:30 pm Guns to Garden Tools Service @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Guns to Garden Tools Service @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm
Guns to Garden Tools Service @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
“They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks” Isaiah 2:4 Join in this creative public act of peacemaking as we witness a blacksmith turn a gun into a garden tool,[...]
Aug
28
Tue
5:30 pm We Still Have a Dream: 55th Anni... @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
We Still Have a Dream: 55th Anni... @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We Still Have a Dream: 55th Anniversary of the MLK March on Washington @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
A consortium of local and regional social justice and interfaith organizations will commemorate the 1963 March on Washington. Timeline: 5:30 p.m. gathering at Union & 19th St. (Dr. S. McKinney Ave.) and marching north to[...]
Sep
21
Fri
7:00 pm Labyrinth Walk on International ... @ Church of the Redeemer
Labyrinth Walk on International ... @ Church of the Redeemer
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
One way to celebrate International Day of Peace, held on September 21, each year, is to walk a labyrinth for peace. You will be guided in how to use your labyrinth walk as a way[...]
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.