Spring for Change: a Season of Sacred Activism — from March 22nd (World Water Day) through May 22nd (International Day for Biodiversity) — is an invitation to the Unitarian Universalist faith community to embody the transformational, regenerative power of Spring through sacred activism for Earth and all our relations.
Spring is a time for new life to emerge from the soil and barren branches, and a time for new collaborations and chapters to begin. Here is an overview of Spring for Change 2020 highlights:
World Water Day – March 22, 2020
The Condor & The Eagle Film Screening Benefit Campaign
UU Ministry for Earth is honored and proud to be an Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary, The Condor and the Eagle, and has set a goal of screening the film in as many UU communities on (or around) World Water Day as possible.
These screenings will be the opening celebration event for the Spring for Change – Season of Sacred Activism and will raise funds to catalyze Indigenous frontline solidarity through the UU denomination’s Create Climate Justice initiative. Click the button below to learn more and sign up:World Water Day Resources
Intergenerational Spring Seminar – April 16-18, 2020
All In for Climate Justice: People – Power – Planet
UU United Nations Office (UU-UNO)
New York, NY
The UU United Nations Office’s spring seminar is an annual opportunity for a multi-generational community experience to collaborate with others while learning how to be a global activist. Through workshops, peer and expert-led panel discussions, community-building activities, and worship services, you will undergo a transformative process of learning, reflection, and growth while exploring some of the most challenging issues facing humanity today.
The UU-UNO and 2020 Planning Committee have made the decision to move this year’s Intergenerational Spring Seminar to a virtual event rather than an in-person one, due to the current threat posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus. The programming in this virtual gathering will be different from what we could do in person, and it presents us with an exciting opportunity to explore how to be in relationship and learn together what it means to be “All In for Climate Justice,” even when we can’t be in the same room. The virtual event will take place during the time originally slotted for the 2020 Seminar: April 16-18. Watch this space for more details as they are developed.Learn More / Register
Write Here! Write Now! Letter Writing Advocacy Campaign (USA)
Throughout the month of April, collect letters at your congregation calling for a quick implementation of policies to adequately address the climate crisis, to be delivered by hand to your representatives in the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. by the Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice’s Advocacy Corps. Campaign resources are currently in development. Sign up for updates by clicking the button below and filling out the sign-up form.Learn More / Register
Earth Day – April 22, 2020
Strike for Life! Be the Change!
50th Earth Day is a significant milestone to prepare for. The global Earth Day goal is to mobilize over 1 billion people to engage in advocacy, citizen science, direct action, education, and community building to honor our Earth — and Unitarian Universalists will be an active part of it!
Get ready: The youth climate strike movement has announced plans for a three-day general strike on April 22-24th, 2020. Unitarian Universalists are strongly encouraged to support, uplift, and engage in the climate strike movement, and to join the group “UU Climate Strike Mobilization” on CreateClimateJustice.net for planning and coordination.Earth Day Resources
Biodiversity Sunday – May 17, 2020
Sunday, May 17th sits between Endangered Species Day on May 15th, and the International Day for Biodiversity on May 22nd. Use this Sunday as a time to celebrate biodiversity, and to learn and act together in community to recognize the emergency of Earth’s 6th mass biological extinction (aka Holocene extinction or Anthropocene extinction).
UUMFE is particularly inviting UU communities to learn about threatened and endangered species in their local areas, and to create an artistic representation of one or more local endangered/threatened species to bring to the UUA General Assembly in Providence, RI, June 24-18, 2020 for a Procession of the Species in their honor.Biodiversity Sunday Resources