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Yesterday, the Unis'tot'en Camp Matriarchs and allied water protectors were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after a five-day raid, while in prayer for missing and murdered Indigenous women. They were inviting the spirits of these lost sisters to join the Unis'tot'en Camp in protecting their land and lifeways from an onslaught of fossil fuel projects. People are rising up all over Turtle Island this week, blocking ports, bridges, and government buildings in solidarity with the Unist'ot'en Clan of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation.
I lift this up because the UU Ministry for Earth is grounded in the values and principles of environmental justice --- including the recognition of Indigenous sovereignty rights. I hope that you might take a little bit of time today to deepen your awareness, prayers, and solidarity with these brave leaders who have been forging an unrelenting opposition to numerous fossil fuel pipeline projects for thirteen years (or longer, depending on how you look at it).
Thank you for reading and being part of the UU Ministry for Earth. Please see below for some highlights and exciting news for UUMFE's upcoming Spring for Change 2020 season!
Host a Screening of The Condor & The Eagle
Whether it's for World Water Day on March 22nd or another day this Spring that fits better into your church calendar, don’t miss this great opportunity to screen the award-winning documentary, The Condor & The Eagle! As soon as you sign up, you will receive the link to a full logistical and promotional toolkit to help you plan your event!
What are your plans for Earth Day 2020?
The 50th Earth Day is going to be a monumental mobilization and the beginning of a three-day, youth-led global climate strike. It’s also a great opportunity to engage entire congregations in witness and action for Earth Justice. Please DREAM BIG, and don’t forget to fill out the form to let UUMFE know what your congregation is planning!
Get Ready for the Procession of Species at GA 2020!
It’s official! The “Procession of the Species” event with UU Ministry for Earth at General Assembly 2020 will take place during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, June 27th! Participate by creating an artistic representation of an endangered or threatened species in your local ecosystem with your congregation/community. Mini-grants of up to $250 are also available to help cover art-creation expenses for participating congregations.
Upcoming In-Person UU Convergences to be Aware Of:
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