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UU Ministry for Earth

Dear friend,

Each of us can make a difference in the coming months (and years) by following the call to action by the youth in Our Children's Trust and the commitment to climate justice by many in the indigenous community. 



VOTE for Climate Justice and Take a Friend to the Polls

The U.S.election on Tuesday stands at a crucial time where the future for ourselves, our children, and grandchildren are at risk. We must vote for leaders that will not only act as a counter-balance to those currently in power, but for leaders in the fight for climate justice. The election of Bolsonaro in Brazil highlighted the importance of elections worldwide.

It has been said that non-voters handed the 2016 election to the current administration and to climate-deniers. The good news is there are some great candidates out there, let us vote them into power.

Children's Trust


The youth persevere and will have their day in court!

On Friday, November 2, the United States Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s application for stay in the landmark constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States. The lawsuit, brought by 21 young Americans and supported by Our Children’s Trust, is back on track for trial. Julia Olson, executive director and chief legal counsel of Our Children’s Trust and co-counsel for the youth plaintiffs said:

“The youth of our nation won an important decision today from the Supreme Court that shows even the most powerful government in the world must follow the rules and process of litigation in our democracy. We have asked the District Court for an immediate status conference to get Juliana v. U.S. back on track for trial in the next week.”.

Florence Recover


Colonization and Unitarian Universalism with Rev. Clyde Grubbs

Join the next EJPN Webinar on November 29th for a discussion about Colonization and Unitarian Universalism with Rev. Clyde Grubbs. This is the first webinar in the "Decolonization Conversations: Solidarity with Indigenous Land & Water Protectors" program track for the Env. Justice Practitioners Network 2018-2019 program.

Rev. Clyde Grubbs is a Unitarian Universalist minister who served congregations in Indiana, Quebec, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, and California. He presently serves as Minister at the All Souls Church in Braintree, Massachusetts. Clyde honors his Texas Cherokee heritage which informs his spiritual understanding and practice, and his anti-racist commitment. He has worked for peace, and equality since he was in the Unitarian Universalist youth movement, Liberal Religious Youth. He has worked on questions of colonialism’s impact on American Protestantism especially Unitarian Universalism over several decades. He recently received his D.MIn. degree from Andover Newton Theological School.

Indigenous Peoples Day


Decolonizing Conversations: Solidarity with Indigenous Land & Water Protectors

In addition to hosting the above-mentioned webinar with Rev. Clyde Grubbs, the Environmental Justice Practitioners Network program is inviting people into covenanting, decolonizing conversations throughout 2019 about these webinars and Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz's book, An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States. UUMFE is offering free copies of the book to participants while supplies last. 


Cinnamon Rolls

Bonus treat! Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls


Youth photo courtesy of Yale 360

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