EJ Practitioners Network

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The Environmental Justice Practitioners’ Network (EJPN) is a community of practice for Unitarian Universalist environmental and climate justice leaders.

On monthly webinars, we engage in reflection and education and deepen our faith grounding for environmental justice. Together we witness essential models and build skills for partnering with people in front line communities. Guest speakers share on wide-ranging, cutting-edge environmental and climate justice topics.

Launched in 2015 by the Green Sanctuary Program, and developed in partnership with the UU Ministry for Earth since early 2016, the EJPN now has more than 300 UU leaders who have joined this community of practice.




Upcoming calls:

  • Thursdays, 7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST
    • September 28th, 2017
    • October 26th
    • November 30th
    • January 25th, 2018
    • February 22nd
    • March 22nd
    • April 26th
    • May 24th


Past calls:

  • August 24, 2017: UU and Indigenous Collaboration, with Elder Johnnie Aseron (Director of the InterNational Initiative for Transformative Collaboration) and Rev. Karen Van Fossan (minister for the Bismarck-Mandan UU Fellowship and Church).

  • May 23, 2017: UUA Presidential Candidates' Environmental Justice Positions will be discussed based on responses to questions presented by UU Ministry for Earth and Food Justice Ministries.
  • April 13, 2017: Art & Storytelling for Community & Justice Building, with Jayeesha Dutta, National Community Arts Program Manager for the People's Climate Movement and co-founder of the New Orleans' Radical Arts and Healing Collective
  • March 23, 2017: Preparing for the People’s Climate March, with Rev. Karen Brammer, Green Sanctuary Program Director, and Aly Tharp, Programs Coordinator for UU Ministry for Earth & UU Young Adults for Climate Justice
  • February 9, 2017: Grounding for Escalation, with Caitlin Breedlove, Campaign Director, and Nora Rasman, Campaign Coordinator, Standing on the Side of Love
  • January 12, 2017: Widening the Circle: Learning from the Community & Creating Climate Justice, with Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, Multicultural Ministries and Leadership Director at the UUA
  • November 10, 2016: Advancing Environmental Justice: A Model of Fusion Climate Justice, with Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Vice-Chair of the Justice Action Mobilization Network
  • October 13, 2016: Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and Indigenous Solidarity, with Psera Newman & Jimmy Betts
  • September 8, 2016: Anti-Oppressive Disaster Preparation and Response, with Paul Dalzell, an activist and organizer with Advocates for a Safe Water System and the Clean Water Task Force