Annual Assembly

125 people from 19 faith traditions and at least 47 faith communities gathered in Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral's Bloedel Hall on March 31 for our Annual Assembly, at which we honored the Rev. Dr. William "Bill" Cate, learned about the Church Council's work, and participated in conversations to further our collective work. Some highlights are mentioned below:

Outgoing Board members, Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Ruth Haynie; Ms. Kathryn Sharp; and The Rev. Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte were honored for their service on the Board of Directors, as was Ms. Jan Cherry, Diaconal Minister, for her two years as Board President.

Ms. Alice Woldt and The Rev. David Bloom, former directors of the Church Council, offered remembrances of The Rev. Dr. William "Bill" Cate. Members of the Cate family in attendance were recognized.

The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Cornwell and Justice Leadership Intern Ann Marie Do introduced the Rev. Dr. Bill Cate Fund for Emerging Justice Leaders. Ann Marie received a standing ovation for her testimony!

Table conversations focused on how neighboring faith communities are working together and how the Church Council can help, and also priorities for the Church Council and suggested opportunities to move forward.

Working together to re-set the room so that it is ready for the women's shelter hosted by Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.

Thank you all for an inspiring evening!


























Standing Together for Human Dignity - Justice - Compassion - Wisdom

The Church Council of Greater Seattle and Muslim Association of Puget Sound invite you to participate in an interfaith study and dialogue program that focuses on the founding principles of the United States in light of the teachings of leading religious scholars. The program explores the guidance of sacred texts and the advice of great minds regarding how human beings should live, think, act and be in the world, while promoting self-awareness, social responsibility and a deepening commitment to embody the core wisdom of one's own faith.

The next sessions of this free program are as follows:

Monday, May 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kol HaNeshamah Synagogue, 6115 SW Hinds St., Seattle ("The Heart of Religion and Democracy"). Download a flier here. Register for this session here.

Sunday, May 22 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) 17550 NE 67th Ct., Redmond ("Human Family Values and the Work Ahead") -- The closing session for both the Eastside and Seattle series. Register for this session here.

Please visit for more information, including suggested readings, session topics, and registration for either series. Register for Eastside or Seattle.






























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Church Council of Greater Seattle 2015 Annual Report

2016 Legislative Agenda

Bringing the Values of Compassion into the Light in the Midst of Tragedy

Statement in Solidarity with our Muslim Brothers and Sisters, December 11, 2015

"Agents of Hope for Syrian Refugees" Speech at Rally for Syrian Refugees, November 28, 2015

Litany of Gratitude, Lamentation and Hope

Accountability in Immigration Detention Call to Action

Sin Fronteras Resource Guide for basic human services for immigrants for use by churches and organizations - published by the Church Council of Greater Seattle and Puentes, both as a website and a .pdf. - Living Wage website with resources and how to get involved in local efforts.

Lamentation and Call to Commitment after Roseburg, Oregon Tragedy

Statement by the Church Council of Greater Seattle on the Shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC






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