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Be Counted: A Census Sermon


A Census sermon given by Zahra Roach, FAN Census Equity Team and Pasco City Councilmember, at Community Unitarian Universalist Church. Download the accompanying slides. Good morning friends, my name is Zahra and I am so glad that you could be here with me to tell you about what I have been working on. As a Census Equity Outreach Coordinator for Faith Action Network (FAN), I have been meeting with faith communities in Mid-Columbia to present the importance of Census Participation, especially in communities of color and immigrant communities. Before the stay-at-home orders, I spent time in the Yakima Valley at the [...]

Be Counted: A Census Sermon2020-05-04T12:07:14-07:00

Doing Justice, Loving Kindness during COVID-19


by Rev. Mike Denton, Conference Minister for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ In 1888, a huge snowstorm hit the US that no one saw coming. At that point and time, weather prediction was in its earliest stages and the primary weather information that was available came from looking at the sky, factoring in the wind direction, and guessing whether or not the clouds you saw on the horizon might be coming your way. In some areas, the day started with clear skies and mild temperatures but, within a couple of hours, temperatures plunged into the twenties, [...]

Doing Justice, Loving Kindness during COVID-192020-05-04T12:08:38-07:00

Take Risks. Think Strategically. Ask for Help. Do It Anyway. (Kol Nidre 5780)


 Yom Kippur sermon by Rabbi Seth Goldstein from Temple Hatfiloh “One who destroys a single life, it is as if one has destroyed an entire world. One who saves a single life, it is as if they have saved an entire world.” This is a teaching from the Talmud, a powerful, important teaching—one that invokes the preciousness of human life, and the care we must show to our fellow human beings. It is a line that even shows up at the end of the movie Schindler’s List, when the surviving Jews present Oskar Schindler with a ring engraved with this phrase, [...]

Take Risks. Think Strategically. Ask for Help. Do It Anyway. (Kol Nidre 5780)2020-01-07T14:11:26-08:00

FAN Blog Guide for Writers


Thank you for contributing to Faith Action Network’s blog! We’re excited to share the wisdom and perspectives of those engaged in our network, and to delve deeper into the spiritual and religious foundations of our work in the interfaith community and in Washington. We invite you to write a blog post about how your theology, faith, practices, or traditions shape how you see and do advocacy. How does your faith guide your social conscience? You might want to be specific, highlighting the ways your faith compels you to act on a specific issue (for inspiration, check out FAN’s key issues on [...]

FAN Blog Guide for Writers2020-01-16T14:29:48-08:00

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