Inspiration & Worship

Unitarian Universalists’ action for environmental justice is grounded in the principle that all life is interconnected and also in one of the six sources of our faith: “spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” Through worship and other spiritual rituals, we affirm and ground ourselves in our call to action.


Sermons

Some of UU Ministry for Earth’s favorite sermons on environmental justice topics.


100 Worship Services Campaign

UU Young Adults for Climate Justice is in the middle of a campaign to deliver one hundred worship services on climate justice with young adult voices and leadership. Join the campaign!


Honoring Earth cover image featuring a tree-lined path

Honoring Earth: A Worship Resource (PDF)

A freely downloadable compendium of prayers and meditations, opening and closing words, chants and songs, readings, sermons, celebrations and rituals, quotes, and sample worship services, designed to inspire you to bring Earth-honoring elements of worship into your personal life and into your congregation.



Water Worship Resources

A collection of worship resources related to water, for climate justice-themed services: “Water signifies immersion, our connection with the natural world and its gifts, basic human rights, and grief at the potential for loss due to climate change.”



Fire Worship Resources

A collection of worship resources related to fire, for climate justice-themed services: “Fire signifies transformation, righteous anger and passion, and reckoning with the injustices and impacts of climate change.”




Air Worship Resources

A collection of worship resources related to air, for climate justice-themed services: “Air signifies connectedness, mobilization, breath, spirit, exploring who is impacted by our energy sources, and reconnecting with hope through relationship.”



Earth Worship Resources

A collection of worship resources related to Earth, for climate justice-themed services: “Earth signifies realization, bringing our vision into reality, fruition, culmination, committing to long-term actions that will create a paradigm shift and grow the climate justice movement.”


UUA Worship Web

Worship Web is an ever-growing collection of resources for worship and spiritual practice. You can search by spiritual theme, such as “climate justice,” occasion, such as “Earth Day,” or principle, such as “7th principle (interconnected web).”