Our Spring For Change: Active for Earthcare season is coming to a close. Thank you to all that engaged with our events over the past few months. Now, UUMFE is preparing for General Assembly which will be happening June 21st through June 25th in person in Pittsburgh and online. We hope that you’ll attend our upcoming events and engage with our General Assembly content!
|From Ministry for Earth
Full Moon Spiritual Gatherings
Prepare for the Summer Solstice at our Monthly Full Moon Spiritual Gathering! We’ll meet to reflect, share in small groups and nourish our spirit. Bring writing utensils, paper, and a candle.
June 1, at 4 pm PT/ 5 pm MT/ 6 pm CT/ 7 pm ET.
We’ll take July and August off and resume in September.
UUMFE at General Assembly
UUMFE is going to Pittsburgh! We’re excited to see many of you at General Assembly, both in person and online.
Our workshops include Ecology as Scripture, Exploring Pathways to Fossil-Free Personal Divestment, May You Survive and Thrive! A Biodiversity Curriculum, and Spiritual Practices & the Climate Crisis. All of our GA On Demand Workshops will be available to view before and during GA
For those online, we invite you to join our online discussions on Whova. And for those that are in person, come visit our booth in the exhibition hall. Additionally, you can volunteer at our booth! This is a chance to explain our great work in the world and meet all the people at GA excited about environmental justice. You can sign up for a shift at the booth here: UUMFE 2023 GA Exhibit Booth Signup. We will provide training the week before GA.
UUMFE is Hiring a Communications Contractor!
The position description is here and includes how to apply. We hope you’ll review it and pass it along, too!
|From and With Our Partners
Side With Love (co-sponsored by UUMFE)
Imagine it’s 2050 and we’ve achieved all of our wildest hopes for climate justice…what does it look like? The abolitionist movement imagines a future without police and prisons, drawing on deep convictions, faith, imagination, and hope to do so. The climate justice movement is diverse, vibrant, and equally hopeful: but do we UUs have a vision of what a just climate future is? Without a clear vision of a world where all can thrive, we run the risk of prioritizing short-term gains, false solutions, legislative goals disconnected from cultural shifts, and distractions that divide our focus.
Join Side With Love for this radical gathering of thinkers for abolitionist visions of climate justice. Facilitated by Side With Love Climate Justice Organizer Rachel Myslivy, the panel will include Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt, Ecowomanist theologian and sole candidate for UUA President; Dr. Rashid Shaikh, director of science emeritus at the Health Effects Institute in Boston and co-convenor of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Caucus on Climate Justice; and Antoinette Scully, Faith-Based National Organizer for the UU Women’s Federation.
Biden promised to be a climate president – yet under his watch, the U.S. continues to be the biggest producer of oil and gas in the world. In the first few years of his term, he approved more lease sales for new oil and gas drilling on federal lands and waters than Trump. And his administration has approved new oil and gas projects, like the Willow oil drilling project in Alaska and multiple oil and gas export terminals in the Gulf. Global scientists have been abundantly clear – we cannot avoid the very worst impacts of the climate crisis if we allow for any more fossil development.
UUs, it’s time to show up!
This June, People vs. Fossil Fuels are mobilizing to turn up the heat and make Biden take real climate action – by ending the era of fossil fuels. Join us for a national week of action June 8th – 11th 2023 to demand Biden use his executive powers to end the era of fossil fuels and declare a climate emergency!
With mobilization tools like individual coaching, communication templates, action plans, and more, People v Fossil Fuels and partners are supporting folks to host bold, creative, and disruptive actions to lift up their local fights against oil and gas developments.
Side With Love
Wednesday, June 14th
We know we need to focus on climate justice, but where do we start? For many Green Sanctuary Teams, the Justice campaign is the most challenging and also the one with the most room for growth and collaboration. Bring your questions and ideas and join the conversation!
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