Thousands of Unitarian Universalists participated in September’s Global Climate Strike actions. But what comes next? Well, the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California (UUJMCA) has deep roots in California’s environmental justice movements.
Climate change is having a profound impact on California’s water supply and quality. In turn, how much energy we use to pump and treat water can have a profound impact on our carbon footprint. Through their Environmental Justice Action Team, UUJMCA is building support for a climate and water justice ethic. UUJMCA organized for 6 years to pass the Human Right to Water Act. Now they are working to ensure its fair implementation, while working with community leaders to alleviate environmental injustices, advancing meaningful climate legislation and tackling race-based land use planning.
UUJMCA creates collaborative justice in both the water and climate sectors by connecting and using the powerful network of UUs in California. Their focus on training grass-roots activists and partner organizations to advance environmental justice multiplies their efforts statewide. To participate in events, leadership, and online training, visit the UUJMA website.
Our practice here at UUSM is to dedicate half of our non-pledge Sunday offerings to organizations doing work in the world that advances our Unitarian Universalist principles; the other 50% of the offering is used to support the life of our church.
UUSM’s Generous Congregation supports our church community. And together, we uplift the reach and impact of vital organizations doing work we could not do on our own. This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California’s work on climate justice.
Please consider supporting the mission of our church, and the UU Justice Ministry of California’s work on climate justice. To give right now, text “$10 GCC” to 844-982-0209. (One-time-only credit card registration required.)