We are facing a climate crisis. Climate change is already causing suffering for peoples around the world every day. Recognizing the interdependence of all life, we are called as people of faith and conscience to heal and sustain the planet we call home.
The World is Hurting.
How Will You Respond?
Together We Can
We are diverse in spiritual belief, yet united in faith that a better world is possible and that our collective power can create change.
We commit to join together to SHIFT to a low carbon future, ADVANCE the human rights of affected communities, and GROW the climate justice movement.
People of faith have been on the frontlines of environmental justice for decades. United in collective action, connected through partnership, we change the world.
October 10, 2016
|Art by Jesus Barraza|
Today is Indigenous Peoples Day -- a great day for solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. On August 30th, UUA President Peter Morales wrote, “I urge you to join the effort to bear public witness to the injustice in North Dakota and add your voice to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline”.
The struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is galvanizing and uniting a Global Indigenous movement. Hundreds of Indigenous tribes and even numerous US cities have made official statements of solidarity. UUs have been taking direct action, as covered recently by the UU World magazine, and many more UUs are wondering what they can do.
October 06, 2016
It is a historic time for International climate action --- The Paris Agreement was just ratified by enough countries to now go into effect, on November 4, 2016. This is just days before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) meets in Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov. 7 - 18th.
Nine people will be traveling to Morocco next month as official observers to the COP22, representing the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). This is an important measure for UU witness and advocacy for climate justice, as the COP22 will focus on critical components of implementing the Paris Agreement that will have tremendous impacts for the whole world, and especially severely climate impacted communities, for generations to come.
Here are three ways that you can get involved and learn more:
Check out the delegation’s Faithify campaign to learn more about our representatives and support their journey.
RSVP for a special meeting about COP22 and the Paris Agreement, hosted by the UU-United Nations Office Climate Action Teams, on Wednesday, Oct. 12th at 8 PM EST. Members of the delegation will be attending as special guests.
- Make plans to raise awareness and take action during the Women Act for Climate Justice: 10 Days of Global Mobilization, October 28 - November 6th.
Stay tuned for more information and communications from our COP22 delegation. Thank you for supporting and following this important UU witness and advocacy for climate justice.