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Addressing climate change and developing a sustainable future is the work of all of us acting together. By being aware of what is going on around us and converting outrage into action we can bring about meaningful change. Our posts this month show us how and where we can help facilitate change and shows us how our youth and young adults are affecting these changes.
September 8th - Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice
September 8th will be a moving demonstration of the breadth and depth of the climate movement. Across the country, tens of thousands of people will show our power by hitting the streets, holding community forums, and educating voters about the issues – all to ensure that elected and private sector leaders make action on climate a priority.
US Supreme Court Rules Youth v Gov trial will begin on October 29th
It appears the US federal government has exhausted every tool in its toolbox to prevent the Juliana v. U.S. trial --- commonly referred to as Youth v Gov --- from happening, without success. After three years of attempts by the government to delay and dismiss the trial, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled on July 30, 2018, that the 21 youth plaintiffs deserved their day in court for their constitutional climate lawsuit, and preserved the scheduled trial start date of October 29th.
UUA Common Read, "Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment"
Fourteen UU ministers and lay leaders examine the environmental crisis, showing how systems of oppression active in our country today (such as capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy) contribute to ecological devastation. Climate change, racism, classism (and other systems of oppression) affect marginalized communities in disproportionate ways. "Justice on Earth," brings these problems to light and encourages us to work with these intersections. The book also explores how spiritual practices, congregational organizing, and progressive theology can inform faith-based justice work in the twenty-first century. Revealing new approaches and opportunities for more holistic, accountable, and connected justice efforts. Each essay is accompanied by suggested ways to take the next steps for further learning and action.
Please donate to support UUMFE's work of empowering bold UU climate and environmental justice ministries. With your donation of $100 or more, UUMFE will send you a complimentary copy of "Justice On Earth"
Environmental Justice Practitioners Network (EJPN) 2018-19 Season
EJPN is a community of practice for Unitarian Universalist environmental and climate justice leaders. Through monthly webinars, we engage in reflection and education and deepen our faith grounding for environmental justice. Together we witness essential models and build skills for partnering with people in frontline communities. Guest speakers share on wide-ranging, cutting-edge environmental and climate justice topics.
Bonus treat! Sweeten up your summer with this delicious recipe for garden-fresh Chocolate Zucchini Bread.
Children's Trust photo courtesy of Desmogblog.com
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