Rev. Jennifer Channin preached at the Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, CA on April 12, 2015 (youtube capture)
Aly Tharp preached "Unitarian Universalists Commit to Respond for Climate Justice" at Unitarian Universalists of the Big Bend in Alpine, TX on February 5, 2017 (courtesy of Benjamin Franklin's instagram)
100 Climate Justice Services Campaign
The UU Young Adults for Climate Justice (UUYACJ) network has pledged to support and encourage young adults to share their stories and passions with congregations by delivering ONE HUNDRED services about climate justice, as a part of the Commit2Respond campaign.
To reach this goal, we act and grow as a community. Only through building strong connections - only through challenging and uplifting each other - will we be able to meet our goal. Hopefully we will inspire hundreds of other people in the process. As Unitarian Universalists, we are called to respond to the climate crisis as a community fueled by love, compassion and determination. Coordinating one hundred services with or by UU young adults to lift up this call will be a challenge, but only in a small sense. The greater challenges lie in facing a future of social upheavel and climactic change --- we know this in our hearts. Join us in this process of deepening our community's inter-generational ties and understanding of what it means to seek climate justice.
A climate justice service can take any form. It doesn't have to be a traditional sermon from the pulpit. Be creative! Engage people with a workshop, discussion, meditation, concert, poetry reading, dance performance, anything. Check out the Worship Resources page for tips and ideas.
Do you want to participate? Any UU young adult who is passionate about climate change and the challenge of creating a just transition to a sustainable way of living for all people is invited to participate and connect with congregations near you. We want to support your success, and we have resources available to assist you. Fill out this form (for young adults) if you're interested! Here's the form for anyone else (clergy, youth leader, etc) interested!