UU Ministry for Earth and UU Young Adults for Climate Justice have signed on as co-sponsors for the Justice for #EachGeneration campaign, started by the United Church of Christ (UCC) Council for Climate Justice to express solidarity within faith communities for the 21 youth plaintiffs of the historic Juliana v. United States constitutional climate lawsuit. The trial will begin on October 29, 2018, in Eugene, Oregon.
UU Ministry for Earth has created a wonderful resource packet to support congregations hosting Justice for #EachGeneration worship services, leading up to the trial.View Resource Packet
More on the Justice for #EachGeneration campaign:
UU Webinar: Global Climate Strikes — What’s Next?October 6th, 2019 Unitarian Universalists joined the millions of others around the world who came out for the youth-led Global Climate Strikes September 20 through September 27. Following the lead of their youth groups, UUs across the country responded with urgency and commitment. As we celebrate what we achieved, we know we have the capacity for more…
Reports from an action packed week in DCSeptember 27th, 2019 My journey this month began with a flight to Washington, D.C. A small bird stood for minutes on the wing of the plane and flew off in the opposite direction as we started moving. There was so much energy in the city as Greta Thunberg held a climate strike in front of the White House with…
Speaking Tour Update #3 – Winding Through Washington on the Road to GAJune 18th, 2019 [This blog post is the third story about UUMFE's Justice for Each Generation Speaking Tour. Follow the links to read Part 1 and Part 2, and please consider donating to the Faithify campaign to Catalyze the UU Climate Justice Movement!] Levi & Leigh-Ann Draheim, Leonard Higgins and I had a whale of a time visiting…
UU Ministry for Earth 2019 Speaking Tour
UUMFE conducted a speaking and fundraising tour to UU communities throughout Oregon and Washington, featuring three special guests: Levi Draheim, Aly Tharp, and Leonard Higgins.Levi, Aly, and Leonard facilitated a series of lively evening and afternoon events from June 5-22nd — sharing stories, reflections, details about their work, and calls to action. Aly also offered a collaborative community art project that culminated in a “Procession of Species” event at the UUA General Assembly in Spokane, Washington, on June 20th.
Levi Draheim, 11 years old, is the youngest plaintiff of the Juliana v US federal youth climate lawsuit. Levi is also suing the state of Florida for failure to take meaningful climate action. Levi lives in Satellite Beach, Florida, and attends the Brevard UU Church, where his mother Leigh-Ann serves as a Director of Religious Education. He is very passionate about addressing climate change and protecting the coastal ecosystems where he lives.
Leonard Higgins is perhaps best known for being one of five “valve turners” who simultaneously shut down all of the pipelines carrying Canadian tar sands into the US on October 11, 2016. Leonard is a member of the UUMFE Board of Directors. He attends the UU Church in Eugene, Oregon and is a former member of the Corvallis UU Fellowship.
Aly Tharp is the Program Director of UU Ministry for Earth and has been working to galvanize and support powerful, liberatory UU community action for climate justice since joining UUMFE in 2014.
June 4-6 – First Unitarian, Portland, OR
June 9th – UU Church on Eugene, OR (10 a.m. service and 12-noon presentation)
June 10th – UU Fellowship of Corvallis, OR (7:30 p.m.)
June 14 – Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (7:30 p.m.)
June 15 – East Shore, Seattle, WA (10 a.m. service with the presentation to follow)
June 16 – University UU in Seattle, WA (4:30 p.m.)