The Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth is delighted to share worship and small group ministry resources that are Earth-centered and focused on climate justice. Each month, your congregation will get a copy of MONTHLY MUSINGS FROM UUMFE focused on a different theme and filled with materials to help with your EMBODIMENT, EMPOWERMENT & ENGAGEMENT in the face of climate chaos and environmental injustice. You can use them that month or anytime. You can use something from one musing and another element from a different musing. We hope you use these resources for worship, contemplation proactive, small group ministry, and religious exploration at your congregation. To sign up, use this LINK. You can find past issues below.
In 2023-24, we will be drawing on a few specific sources:
- Justice On Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class and the Environment by various UU authors. (We recommend congregations buy this book for reference throughout the year.)
- A Religious Naturalist orientation is a form of spirituality and philosophy that combines the ideas of naturalism (the natural world is all there is, and everything can be explained through natural causes and laws) with a spiritual outlook that emphasizes people’s relationship to nature and the importance of ethical behavior.
- Sacred Depths of Nature by Ursula Goodenough.
- Black Lives and Sacred Humanity: Toward an African American Religious Naturalism by Carol Wayne White
- Ecowomanism, which Melanie L. Harris defines, is an approach to environmental justice that centers the perspectives of women of African descent and reflects upon these women’s activist methods, religious practices, and theories on how to engage earth justice. As a part of the womanist tradition, methodologically, ecowomanism features race, class, gender intersectional analysis to examine environmental injustice around the planet. Thus, it builds upon an environmental justice paradigm that also links social justice to environmental justice.