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Dear friends, 

What a busy season! We invite you to join us for rest and renewal in our meditation groups, and also for action in our slate of events during and after Climate Week 2023. 


From Ministry for Earth

For UU Religious Educators, curriculum Q&A 


August 23, 2023  7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

7:00 pm ET/ 6:00 pm CT/ 5:00 pm MT/ 4:00 pm PT

Rev. Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone will host a dedicated time for UU religious educators to ask questions about UU Ministry for Earth's curriculum for all ages. Be sure to check out the curriculum ahead of time. https://www.uumfe.org/curriculum/  UUMFE is also interested in your feedback! 

Full Moon Gathering


August 30, 2023  7pm EDT - 8pm EDT

Join UU Ministry for Earth each month so we may all find time to ground, recenter, and imagine what is possible in a world in need of repair.  There are readings, a short reflection, time for individual contemplation, and sharing in small groups. Together, we nourish our spirits for the work of environmental justice. To draw us more closely into alignment with Earth-based philosophies, we follow the Lunar Calendar and gather, via Zoom, on (or near) the Full Moon.

Weekly Live Meditations


Thursday Mornings, starting September 14, 2023  9:30 am EDT - 10am EDT through November 16, 2023

Join UUMFE for a  weekly, online, live meditation for 30 minutes (including community sharing). Rev. Kelly Dignan (UUMFE’s Co-director, Programs) will host, and she or a guest will lead. No registration necessary. Just Zoom in. More info at: https://www.uumfe.org/spiritual-gatherings/


From and With Our Partners

Visionary Approaches to Federal Clean Energy Funding Webinar


Tuesday, August 29.                                                                                             

1pm ET/ 11am MT/ 12pm CT/ 8pm PT

Our faith calls us to work to ensure the people most impacted by climate change benefit most from clean energy funds. Join Sylvia Chi, Just Solutions Collective; Sonia Kikeri, Emerald Cities Collaborative; Jamal Lewis, Rewiring America; and Miguel Yanez, Energy and Environmental Study Institute to learn how your congregation can put your faith into action to advance visionary approaches clean energy funding with justice at the center.

Farm Bill 2023


Join UU Ministry for Earth, UUs for Social Justice, and UUs for a Just Economic Community and advocate for a new USA Farm Bill that is anti-poverty and climate-smart.  Add your name and voice to encourage representatives to create a bill that  as enacted, reflects our Unitarian Universalist values of justice, equity and compassion.  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a vital part of the Farm Bill. Click below to add your name to support SNAP and write a letter to tell Congress to Advance a Climate-Smart Farm Bill In 2023

Farming for our Future: Systemic Changes for the Climate Crisis Conference 


Tuesday Sep 26, 2023 9:30 AM - Thursday Sep 28, 2023 4:00 PM               All Souls Church, Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St NW
Washington, DC.

Join UUs for Just Economic Community, UUs for Social Justice, Side with Love and UU Ministry for Earth in Washington, D.C. September 26-28, 2023 to learn about our food and farming system, and on Day Three advocate with our Senators for an equitable and climate-smart 2023 Farm Bill.

Congress puts forward only every five years a must-pass farm bill that determines the kind of food and farm system we have. Congress is writing the 2023 Farm Bill NOW. So NOW is the time for our UU voices to be heard.

Farm bills address many issues UUs care about including food quality and food chain security, soil and water contamination, food deserts, equity for small-scale producers, conservation, research, crop insurance, and nutrition programs  81% of the 2023 Farm Bills budget supports programs like SNAP (formerly food stamps). See the Faith Farm Bill Fact Sheet at the bottom of this page.

#MOW60 6Oth Anniversary March
Saturday August 26. UU Gathering With Faith Allies 11:00 am ET.                    900 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20026. (D.C. War Memorial)

As the nation reckons with historic levels of violent hate crimes and threats to its democracy, we must continue the decades old fight for democracy, social justice, and civil rights. Join me, Martin Luther King lll, Arndrea Waters King, Yolanda Renee King, Drum Major Institute, National Action Network, and more on August 26, 2023 at the Lincoln Memorial for the 60th anniversary March on Washington. 

Commemorate the 60th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders in 1963.Join Pablo DeJesús, Executive Director of UUs for Social Justice, and other Washington Interfaith Staff Community (WISC) allies for pizza and fellowship, and then stay with progressive faith folks as we enter the larger crowds. The formal #MOW60 event is scheduled to run from 8:00 AM through 3:00 It’s Not A Commemoration, It’s A Continuation! We March On!


Climate Week 9/17-9/23

We Imagine, We Create: An Environmental Festival


Saturday, September 23, 2023 

2023 Fourth Universalist Society. 160 Central Park West, New York, NY 

As NYC wraps up Climate Week, join Unitarian Universalists for a time to celebrate the week, lament what’s still left to be done, and imagine what is possible to create. This is an all ages event. Childcare for ages three and under offered from 2:00 - 6:00 pm.

  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm: Storytelling, Arts and Crafts, Live Music, Information Booths, Play, Meditation & Mindful Earth Centered Practices 
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm: Jazz Vespers Worship Service. Come in-person or view it online here. 


NYC UU March 


Sunday, September 17

If you’re in the New York City area and want to join the march on September 17, contact Rev. Peggy Clarke at pclarke@ccny.org or via Facebook.

NYC Green Faith Actions


Sunday, September 17 and Monday September 18

RSVP with Green Faith as part of the People Vs. Fossil Fuels Faith Hub. There are options for how you would like to be involved: march/volunteer/ participate in civil disobedience. 

Climate Week Debrief  


October 3, 2023 - 4PT-5MT-6CT-7ET

What happened at Climate Week  - in New York City and beyond? Join Side with Love, UU Ministry for Earth, UUs for Social Justice, and UU Service Committee to debrief the events that led up to and took place during Climate Week 2023. We’ll share stories, reflect on victories, lament what’s left to do, and learn what comes next in our collective work for climate justice. Join us to metabolize it all!

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