Stories about the work that congregations are doing in the area of environmental justice and new resources that they can use in that work are now on UUA.org. Environmental justice is the newest category of congregational stories on the Congregational Life webpage at UUA.org.
The stories highlight the work of Green Sanctuary congregations. Robin Nelson, program manager for the Green Sanctuary program, which is administered through the Congregational Stewardship Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will be posting monthly environmental justice articles to the page. Send stories to Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Green Sanctuary program invites congregations to develop projects and activities that are focused on care for the earth. There are currently 214 congregations participating in the Green Sanctuary program, which began in 2002.
Here are other environmental justice resources from the UUA:
• All congregations received a copy of the film Renewal and a viewing guide in September. This documentary, composed of eight stories of various faith communities engaged in environmental work, could be included in a congregational film series, used to start an interfaith discussion or as part of a worship service, and to inspire interest in the Green Sanctuary program. If your congregation did not get a copy, email email@example.com.
• The 120-page Green Sanctuary manual is available online, as are reviews of green books and films.
• Information on the International Day of Climate Change, October 24, in which many UU congregations are participating, is also online.
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