Technological disasters like oil spills create significant emotional and sociological wounds. Community healing is particularly difficult when safety concerns restrict the participation of local residents in clean-up efforts. Involving local residents in caring for oiled wildlife strengthens community bonds and honors the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Lay Leader: John Peirce. Speaker: Hayden Nevill.
Tag: 7th Principle
Imagine for a moment a religious community that has a fundamental, bottom-line commitment to living in harmony with the Earth. What would it look like? How can we embody our seventh principle – respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part – in our daily practice at home, school, work, in our UUFF lives and in our broader community? We will be joining the growing movement of more than 85 UU congregations across the country who are certified by UUA as a Green Sanctuary. Anna Plager will lead a discussion of what’s involved in becoming a Green Sanctuary.
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Be a part of what may be the largest global vote in history. Turn off your lights Saturday, March 28, 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Show concern about climate change and the universal need to do something about it. The goal is 1 billion people participating. UUA-endorsed. Earthhour.org
The subtitle of Rich Seifert’s talk on the ethics of energy is “How to stop burning Picassos for heat.” Rich will focus on moving to sustainability as not only necessary, but the only ethical choice. Applied hope, with applied love for place, will answer the questions of how we sustain ourselves. Renewable energy choices and knowing how to answer the question: “How much is enough?” is the immediate problem. This is the second of our 2008-09 series on ethics. The first service in the series focused on economics. A later program will focus on politics.