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UUMFE Spring/Summer Newsletter 2016

The UUMFE Spring/Summer newsletter is now available. Contents include:

  • Opportunities for Environmental Justice Engagement at Columbus GAnewsletter icon
  • Message From the Board
  • Highlights From Earth Day 2016
  • Celebrating Our Eco-Heroes
  • Rising Waters Confab II.
  • Sustainability Works: New Curriculum From NWEI
  • Feeling Virtuous, Being Virtuous
  • Commit2Respond Connects and Inspires
  • Congregational Study Action Issues (CSAI) – How Shall We Proceed?
  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – Guest Opinion and Film Review
  • Taking a Stand on Climate Justice
  • Pacific NW UUs Participate in Break Free Action in Anacortes, WA
  • Your Support Is Needed and Appreciated
  • Appendix: (1) 2016 Proposed Congregational Study/Action Issue: Climate Change and Environmental Justice; (2) The Principles of Environmental Justice; and (3) Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change, 2006 Statement of Conscience

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Check out UUMFE's 2016 Earth Day materials, which include a new sermon by Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell and much more!

UUMFE Winter Newsletter 2016

(February 16, 2016) The UUMFE Winter newsletter is now available. Contents include:

  • The Climate Justice Gospel
  • Earth Day 2016: Environmental Justice to Climate Justice
  • Message from the Board
  • Honor Congregations – Thanks!
  • UUSJ Journey: Solidarity with Original Nations and Peoples
  • My War Against Hope
  • The Paris Agreement Opened Doors – Now We Need to Step Through
  • Climate Justice Reading Club
  • Northwest Earth Institute Updates Its Energy Curriculum
  • Book Review: The Whale and the Supercomputer
  • Tim DeChristopher Inspires UU Audience With Call for Non-Violent Action
  • Connecting To Earth Through Art
  • LRE Week at Star Island: Sustainability + Faith
  • Commit2Respond Announces Climate Justice Month 2016
  • Save the Date for General Assembly in Columbus, OH
  • Why I’m Not that Enthusiastic About the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement
  • Sunday Soul
  • Your Support Is Needed and Appreciated

Twelve Days of COP21 for Our Climate Moment/um

COP21 logoThe world is watching as the 21st session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) begins. UUs will be well represented by our UU United Nations Office delegates and other UUs traveling to Paris to witness and advocate for climate justice.

UUMFE contributor Rev. Gail Collins-Ranadive has compiled ‘Our Climate Moment/um’ to help us connect to the work our friends and leaders are doing on our behalf in Paris. For each day of the conference you will find a quote and inspiring image here on the UUMFE website to help you reflect and cope with the day’s proceedings. Details here.

UU Elizabeth Mount Participates in #ShellNo Action in Portland

#ShellNo Action - Elizabeth MountElizabeth Mount, a member of the leadership team for UU Young Adults for Climate Justice network (UUYACJ) and a Meadville Lombard seminarian, was one of the thirteen Greenpeace activists suspended below the St. John’s bridge in the recent #ShellNo action in Portland, OR. Watch Elizabeth’s witness statement before the action here. Learn more on the UUYACJ website and listen to network coordinator Aly Tharp’s interview of Elizabeth. Above: screenshot of Elizabeth Mount in the Greenpeace video.
Update, Aug. 3: great eye-witness article at Resilience.org.
Update, Aug. 13: article in UU World online

Sacred Public Witness with Lummi Nation

Saturday, June 27, 4:45-6:15
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

In the face of the overwhelming reality and impacts of climate change and environmental destruction, we need each other. Together, we can celebrate life. Together, we can deepen our commitments to justice. Together, we can change the world. Our climate is changing, yet we have hope. Our world is in crisis, yet we have faith.  Read More. . 

UUMFE Fall Newsletter 2015

(September 22, 2015) The UUMFE Fall newsletter is now available. Contents include:

  • Commit2Respond: Moral Imperative for newsletter iconClimate Justice
  • Message From the Board Chair: Beyond the Catchy Phrase
  • Matthew McHale Ordination – Congratulations!
  • Nurturing Nature: Letting the Beauty We Love Be What We Do
  • We Have a Pope
  • The Road Through Paris and More Climate Justice News and Tools
  • Book Review: American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood
  • Updates fro the UU Young Adults for Climate Justice
  • What the Frack?
  • Your Support Is Needed and Appreciated

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