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Turning to One Another – Elizabeth Dickinson Sermon

2022-03-23T15:28:05-07:00

Elizabeth Dickinson offered the sermon excerpted here at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Seattle, March 13, 2022. I’m so delighted to be with you today to formally welcome you into the community of critical connections we call the Faith Action Network. We need your energy and courage, and I hope you need ours. The Faith Action Network, or FAN as we informally call it, is a web of communities from different religious traditions around the state. Westside UU Congregation is now one of 163 communities in this “network of mutuality,” to use Martin Luther King, Jr’s words. As Unitarians, you may [...]

Turning to One Another – Elizabeth Dickinson Sermon2022-03-23T15:28:05-07:00

Legislative Session Week Six

2022-02-20T17:32:26-08:00

We are past the halfway point of this short 60-day session that ends on March 10. Lawmakers spent long days and nights to meet the Tuesday, February 15, deadline for bills to be voted out of their house of origin. Upcoming important deadlines are February 24 for Opposite House Policy Cutoff and February 28 for Opposite House Fiscal Cutoff. The House spent over nine hours on HB 1837 (regarding the state's ability to address work-related musculoskeletal injuries), from the eve of February 14 to about 6:20am the next day. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, HB 2048 Temporary Assistance for Needy [...]

Legislative Session Week Six2022-02-20T17:32:26-08:00

With Gratitude for You

2021-12-14T15:44:38-08:00

We want to share our immense GRATITUDE for our FAN network and all who attended our Annual Celebration this past Sunday. Whether you donated before or during the program, held a Watch Party with friends or watched from home, or have promised to send a contribution from your retirement account by the end of the year—we are deeply grateful! If you were registered but couldn’t attend at the last minute, the good news is that the whole program is archived on our YouTube site and can be watched anytime:  https://www.youtube.com/user/FaithActionNetwork (the program begins at 29 minutes, after the pre-show slides). We [...]

With Gratitude for You2021-12-14T15:44:38-08:00

Register by 11/15 for the 2021 Annual Dinner

2022-03-17T14:26:34-07:00

We thank the Islamic Center of Tacoma, MAPS-AMEN, and Associated Ministries for inviting FAN to be part of last Sunday’s interfaith solidarity gathering, after recent arsons at the Islamic Center of Tacoma, St. Charles Borromeo, and vandalization at other Puget Sound Faith communities. We witnessed again that the power of love is stronger than fear. Don’t miss registering for the Annual Celebration! Only two weeks until our online Annual Dinner Celebration on Sunday, November 21. We hope you’ll register by 11/15 to get all the updates and the link to join in. Thanks to those who have generously sponsored! You [...]

Register by 11/15 for the 2021 Annual Dinner2022-03-17T14:26:34-07:00

Register Now for the 2021 Annual Dinner

2021-10-26T20:02:21-07:00

Register for FAN's Annual Celebration! We are preparing a wonderful celebration with friends old and new—save your spot and register for FAN's virtual Annual Dinner Celebration on Sunday, November 21, at 5:30 PM! Join us for a festive evening as we celebrate our 10th birthday and Paul Benz's years of service to justice across WA, while also looking towards our future together! Tickets are by donation, and the YouTube event link will be sent out to those who register before November 21. Learn more at our event webpage and register at: bit.ly/FANDinner2021. In the meantime, here are some opportunities to make [...]

Register Now for the 2021 Annual Dinner2021-10-26T20:02:21-07:00

Register Now for the 2021 Annual Dinner

2021-10-05T22:15:27-07:00

Registration is Now Open for the 2021 Annual Dinner You're invited to FAN's virtual Annual Dinner Celebration on Sunday, November 21, at 5:30 PM! Invitations should arrive in homes this week, and the registration link is live: bit.ly/FANDinner2021. We hope you will join us for a festive evening as we celebrate our 10th birthday and Paul Benz's years of service, and we look towards our future together! Tickets are by donation, and the event links will be sent out closer to November 21. In the meantime, we encourage you to: Host a Watch Party! Gather a small group of your family, [...]

Register Now for the 2021 Annual Dinner2021-10-05T22:15:27-07:00

Fall Advocacy Opportunities

2021-09-23T19:51:35-07:00

Our Fall Cluster Gatherings have begun! We will be hosting Clusters online this year in light of COVID concerns. Look for updated events and sign-up links at fanwa.org/our-network/cluster-meetings/. Support Haitian Migrants and Asylum Seekers We join with other national faith-based groups to call for support and solidarity with the people of Haiti, and are circulating a faith sign-on letter calling the administration to halt deportation flights to Haiti, end Title 42, stop Customs and Border Patrol abuses, and extend humanitarian protections to Haitian migrants. Learn more at this link. Deadline to sign on is Monday, September 27 at NOON ET. Organizational [...]

Fall Advocacy Opportunities2021-09-23T19:51:35-07:00

Welcome New Policy Engagement Director

2021-09-09T16:07:39-07:00

Our Fall Cluster Gatherings have begun! We will be hosting Clusters online this year in light of COVID concerns. Look for updated events and sign-up links at fanwa.org/our-network/cluster-meetings/. Introducing FAN's New Policy Director! We are delighted to announce our new Policy Engagement Director, Kristin Ang, who begins work with FAN on October 4. Kristin brings policy leadership experience as a Port Commissioner for Tacoma, along with experiences as an immigrant, Filipina American, lawyer, and collaboration in interfaith circles in Pierce County. She will bring these gifts to FAN along with a spiritual grounding in compassion and justice. You can meet her [...]

Welcome New Policy Engagement Director2021-09-09T16:07:39-07:00

August Opportunities to Do Justice

2021-08-17T14:36:08-07:00

The WA Coalition for Police Accountability, which FAN is part of and Co-Director Paul Benz worked closely with this past legislative session, held a press conference last week where families and advocates addressed law enforcement resistance to the implementation of HB 1310 and HB 1054, the new state policies on use of force and prohibitions and restrictions on police tactics. Watch the full recording of the press conference on YouTube and read more here. Federal Updates Great news! The Biden Administration is revising the nutrition standards of the SNAP program, after years of advocacy by anti-hunger advocates, which will prompt the [...]

August Opportunities to Do Justice2021-08-17T14:36:08-07:00

Call for Boarding Schools Truth Initiative

2022-01-18T17:18:05-08:00

FAN continues to live into our statewide vision with the help of Regional Organizers, working in their communities across Washington. WE ARE HIRING for part-time, regional organizers in Central WA and Western WA to join a new Policy Engagement Director and our team this Fall. Please see the Regional Organizer job description and reply by Sept. 1 to apply@fanwa.org. Faith Community Sign on Statement about Boarding Schools The Interfaith Network for Indigenous Communities (INIC), an ad-hoc committee that FAN facilitates, has issued a statement in response to the tragic discoveries of mass graves at boarding schools in Canada. INIC was organized to mark the 30th anniversary [...]

Call for Boarding Schools Truth Initiative2022-01-18T17:18:05-08:00

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Faith Action Network
3720 Airport Way S.
Seattle, WA 98134

Phone: (206) 625-9790

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