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Welcome to UUMFE's new e-newsletter! As the new congregational year approaches, we hope you find inspiration, activation, education, and connection in the vital work of faith-grounded environmental and climate justice.
Resources for the New Congregational Year
Get ready to infuse your entire congregational year with environmental justice: get inspired by UUMFE’s top recommended resources for religious education, worship, and action, as well as important dates to add to your congregational calendar.
Take Action to Stop Trump’s Wall
The Trump administration is targeting wildlife refuges on the U.S.-Mexico border as the first sites for his promised wall. Along with decimating the refuges, the plan would hurt the local economy, elevate flood risks, and disrupt migration patterns, all in the interest of anti-immigrant xenophobia.
Hundreds gathered and marched in Mission, TX, over the weekend. The Save the Mission! Save the River! Resist the Wall! procession highlighted the community support for a church that has been active since 1899.
Take action: send a message to your legislators and donate to support the National Butterfly Center and other local property owners who are fighting back through legal action. Get more resources for action from the Sierra Club’s Borderlands Campaign.
Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training
From October 17–19, the Climate Reality Project is holding a powerful training in Pittsburgh where participants will get the chance to work with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, climate scientists, and communications experts and learn how to use social media, storytelling, and personal outreach to inspire action. Find out more and apply.
Join the Environmental Justice Practitioners’ Network
Every third Thursday of the month, UU climate justice leaders from across the continent gather for a webinar to deepen their faith grounding and learn from guest speakers on wide-ranging, cutting-edge environmental justice topics. This month’s call on August 17 at 7:30 EST / 4:30 PST will feature Standing Rock organizers Johnnie Aseron, interfaith prayer coordinator at Oceti Sakowin Camp, and Rev. Karen Van Fossan, minister of the Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation. Learn more and sign up.
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