In October our Special Collection sponsored by Advocates for Social Justice (ASJ) will go to support Oxfam’s work in the Middle East. Respect for the human rights of all people is at the crux of Oxfam’s mission and their basic common humanity. Following the horrific violence in communities in Israel and fighting in Gaza, Oxfam has called for the release of hostages and an end to the cycle of violence. “Israel has the right to defend its people from attacks and has the obligation to protect civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory under international humanitarian law,” says Oxfam America President Abby Maxman. The humanitarian situation in Gaza is rapidly deteriorating after many days of bombing and the blocking of basic humanitarian assistance. Food, safe shelter, and medical care are already out of reach for hundreds of thousands of people. Support this work with a tax-deductible gift that will help fight inequality and save lives.

The ASJ Committee thanks WUUC members and friends for their generous support of our monthly special collections, which take place during services on the third Sunday of every month. Instructions for giving are posted during the service, and you can also donate anytime the following week at, or by sending a check to WUUC at P.O. Box 111, Woodinville, WA 98072. Please make checks out to WUUC and write “ASJ Special Collection” in the notes.