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UU Ministry for Earth

Dear friend,

Are you familiar with this protest song?

People gonna rise like the water, gonna calm this crisis down --- I hear the voice of my great-granddaughter saying 'climate justice now'!

Well, it's already coming true. I had originally interpreted this song in terms of a hypothetical great-grandaughter 30+ years from now that I wasn't even confident I could look forward to having given the state of the climate change and ecological mass extinction crises. Now I'm starting to realize and deeply appreciate the fact that there are great-grandmothers alive right now whose great-granddaughters are out in the streets demanding climate justice and a right to a liveable future. Tens of thousands of school students have been participating in a climate strike in Belgium inspired by the powerful leadership of Greta Thunberg, and the first youth climate strike in the US is being planned for March 15, 2019. 

People are definitely rising like the water right now and the great-grandchildren are obviously getting organized --- now we need to focus on manifesting the "gonna calm this crisis down" part of the song!

This will be no easy task, but it must be done. There is so much in this world worth protecting. Thank you for joining and supporting the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth to live into this calling as a matter of Unitarian Universalist faith and moral principle. 

Onward, together, 
Aly Tharp 
UUMFE Program Director 



How will we stop this flood of poison?

Aly has just returned home from a trip to Louisiana to attend a Moral Revival hosted by the New Poor Peoples Campaign, L'eau est La Vie Camp, and environmental justice leaders from the community of St James Parish, Louisiana. Aly reflects on this experience and on the underlying root causes of environmental injustice in this reflection, "How will we stop this flood of poison?".


Join a Green New Deal Watch Party

TONIGHT, the Sunrise Movement will live stream the details of their 2019 Green New Deal Strategy, and people will be tuning in from their homes and from watch parties across the United States. Find out more about the Green New Deal and how you can tune in.

Indigenous Peoples Day


Understanding Climate Justice with Paula Cole Jones

Mark your calendars for the next call in the Environmental Justice Practitioners Network Webinar Series, on Thursday, February 28 at 4:30 pm Pacific / 7:30 Eastern. Paula Cole Jones is the founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity), a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries) and an independent consultant specializing in multicultural competencies and institutional change. Paula will speak on the inequities of climate change and the importance of climate justice.



This year, UUMFE is celebrating Spring for Change: A Season of Sacred Activism from March 22nd through April 22nd, and this will also be the theme for UUMFE's Earth Day Sunday worship resources. Watch the website and your email inbox for updates and inspiring resources! 



UU Ministry for Earth depends on donations from individuals and congregations in order to empower bold action, partnership, and connections within and beyond Unitarian Universalism. Please give to support this vital ministry and make arrangements to take a collection for UUMFE on Earth Day Sunday! 


Bonus treat!
Sabrina's Sweet Potato Fries



Environmental injustice art by Ricardo Levins Morales
Green New Deal by Shutterstock

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