Our Place in the Web of Life: An Introduction To Environmental Justice
This highly-engaging, five-session class invites participants to look deeply at the consequences of their actions on people and the environment–close at home and then further away in communities across the nation and world. Through film, music, participatory research, visual mapping, ethical reflection, meditation and ritual, participants wrestle with what it means to be faithfully and justly part of an inter-connected community of life. The curriculum is easily adapted to meet specific thematic interests, and can help deepen a congregation’s work on Ethical Eating, Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression, climate and economic justice. It provides an excellent platform and preparation for Green Sanctuary action planning.
“…in looking at environmental issues through a justice lens, this curriculum took us to a whole new level. The mapping exercise in particular was a very powerful learning tool" (UU Church in Reston)
Introduction to the curriculum by the co-authors. Click here to hear Pam and Mark offer a short overview of the curriculum. approx. 3 min.
Learn more about the curriculum What are the goals of this curriculum? How does it differ from other curricula?
- Introductory Webinar for potential facilitators
- Video demonstrating how to facilitate the mapping process and help your group reach an "Ah Ha!" moment
- Programming and scheduling questions
Preview the curriculum---see what's inside
What does it cost?
When you download the curriculum you will be asked to make a donation which will enable us to offer coaching and other congregational support as well as outreach to new audiences. The suggested donation is related to the number of participants in your course and/or the size of your congregation: $100 for a large congregation and $50 for a smaller congregation. Please help us continue to update and expand this program, which was funded initially by individual donors and a grant from the UU Fund for Social Responsibility.
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Please fill in a donation amount at checkout. After you submit the order form, we'll email you the link to the full curriculum. The full curriculum and all attachments is a PDF (1.4 MB). The email also contains the link to the "Ah-Ha!" demonstration video.