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.
November 23, 2016
Last Sunday night, in below-freezing temperatures, unarmed water protectors just north of Standing Rock survived shocking assaults from water cannons. Many were traumatized, and some needed emergency room care. In the aftermath of these attacks, and in the months prior, my congregation has received countless messages from people around the country – and world – asking, "What can we do?”
Meanwhile, we have received one of the most important invitations we are ever likely to receive, as people of faith and conviction. Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, has called upon each of us to join him at Standing Rock on Sunday, December 4th, for an Interfaith Day of Prayer. In solidarity with indigenous people and mutual love for the water, it is my hope that you and your communities of faith will participate in this history-making day.
November 16, 2016
Today, Daphne Wysham, the Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Center for Sustainable Economy, facilitated a press conference at COP22 about real city-level and faith-community leadership in moving towards 100% renewables through ending new fossil fuel infrastructure development. The press conference was live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing online.
Daphne Wysham is one of nine people who are observers of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP22 credentialed with the Unitarian Universalist Association. Salote Soqo, another UUA credentialed observer and the Senior Program Leader for Environmental Justice and Climate Action at the UUSC, also spoke at the press conference. WATCH HERE