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The other day was tremendously breezy where I live in Austin, TX, presumably because I was on the outskirts of a massive storm front that rained down hail and tornadoes across the Southern United States. I find I am already bracing myself for the likely heartaches of the upcoming fire season and hurricane seasons… The magnitude of harm and uncertainty feel so large right now…
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and communities in profound and challenging ways, I send you my blessings and well wishes that you and your loved ones may feel health and the love of community as anchors or points of return.
To find my grounding and lift my spirit, I’ve been opening my windows or going into my yard to witness the cool breezes and soft sun rays of Spring; even while holding the duality that sometimes a breeze that feels liberating to me is bringing fear or destruction to others a few hundred miles away.
“All that you touch You Change.
UU Ministry for Earth & UU Young Adults for Climate Justice have been active participants in the multi-faith working group of the US Climate Strike coalition. This is culminating in a very exciting Faith Call to Climate Justice Web Summit that will be a part of the Earth Day Live 2020 program.
The full schedules of events will be published very soon! For now, here are some highlights of what UUs are offering:
The Condor & The Eagle Documentary Screening
Write Here! Write Now! Letter Writing Advocacy Session
Letter-Writing Campaign - Tell your Senators to Act Now Against Dangerous “Super Pollutant” HFCs
UUMFE is partnering with the Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) to collect as many personally written letters by UUs as possible to deliver to the US Senate in support of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM), S.2754, a bipartisan bill to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% over 15 years.
National Multi-Faith Earth Day Service
UUA Co-Moderator Elandria Williams and UUMFE Program Director Aly Tharp will be giving a 2-minute recorded reflection as a part of a national Earth Day worship service hosted by Interfaith Power & Light and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Leaders from Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist, Christian, and other spiritual communities will share their tradition’s gifts through sacred text, commentary, and song. This event will be broadcast on the National Cathedral website at the following link:
Watch the Recording -- Book Discussion with Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Dina Gilio-Whitaker is the policy director and a senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies and teaches American Indian Studies at California State University-San Marcos.
You can purchase As Long As Grass Grows at Beacon.org — OR– be one of the first ten new monthly sustaining donors to UU Ministry for Earth (of any amount), and you will be mailed a free copy of the book! Visit www.uumfe.org/giving.
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