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UU Ministry for Earth

Dear friend,

The Spring for Change - Season of Sacred Activism has ended, but the journey and the struggle for climate justice continues. This is a message to celebrate some of the great work accomplished over the last three months and to give you a taste of what is coming up next with UU Ministry for Earth.

I appreciate and deeply thank everyone who participated in the Spring for Change in some way. Our many actions combined create the life, meaning, and impact of UU Ministry for Earth.

In faith,
Aly Tharp
Program Director, UUMFE


NEW CAMPAIGN - Strengthen Local Climate Commitments

Half of the US population and 800 Unitarian Universalist Congregations are in communities where Mayors and Governors have promised to achieve Climate Commitments.

The Strengthen Local Climate Commitments (SLCC) campaign provides resources and peer support for UUs to find out how their local elected leaders are doing on their climate commitments — and then to help them aspire higher so that humanity can realize a Just Transition to an
ecological civilization and not exceed the 1.5°C global warming threshold.

Organize a Local Event or Watch Party to Support the June 4 Juliana v. US Hearing

Our Childrens Trust

The constitutional youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, will be heard before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon on June 4th, 2019. Our Children’s Trust is calling people on the day of the hearing to host watch parties of the live stream of the arguments and to hold marches in support.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker


Watch the Recording – A Conversation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker

The final EJPN Webinar of the season on May 23rd was a conversation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Indigenous scholar and Beacon Press author, about her new book, As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock. Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, and a consultant and educator in environmental justice policy planning. Watch the webinar recording to learn more about Dina and the main messages of her new book.


850 UU Climate Advocacy Letters Delivered on Capitol Hill

UUSJ & UUMFE set a goal of collecting and delivering 600 climate advocacy letters to the US Senate for the Spring for Change - Season of Sacred Activism. Little did we realize that we were low-balling! On May 14th, 2019, twenty UUSJ Advocacy Corps volunteers delivered 850 letters from 29 congregations in 17 states to 34 U.S. Senators and carried our Climate Urgency Ask to 19 more key Senators.


How to Be a Good Relative: Reflections from the Promise to Protect Training Tour

UU Young Adults for Climate Justice Network Convener Amelia Diehl shares a reflection of her experience attending the Promise to Protect (NoKXL) Training Tour in Chicago. "I saw the power of unified action and the immensity of intergenerational knowledge and moral clarity. When I hear the call to act, I know I will be ready to join wherever I am needed, whether that’s the frontlines, or in a solidarity action in my home community. "


Join UUMFE for TWO Special Events at the UUA General Assembly

UUMFE will be hosting a Procession of the Species parade and a 30th Anniversary Dinner Celebration on Thursday, June 20th, from 5:30-6:45 pm at the Spokane Convention Center & Riverfront Park.

On June 22nd at 9 pm, UUMFE will be hosting a sneak preview screening of the documentary Necessity: Oil, Water, & Climate Resistance at the indie Magic Lantern theatre, a close stroll from the convention center.


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