UUA Supporting the Climate Strike on Sept. 20

We hope this message reaches you surrounded by love.  We are facing the reality that we are headed toward climate disaster.  We are experiencing sea-level rise, more frequent and devastating hurricanes and tornadoes, and an increase in wildfires across the country.

 

On Friday, September 20, 2019, young people around the world are engaging in a Global Climate Strike to demand bold and immediate action by world leaders based on values of compassion, love, and justice. We at the Unitarian Universalist Association and our President, Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, are joining with other faith leaders to support this call to action. Rev. Frederick-Gray will be at the New York City strike on the 20th.*  We ask that you join her by signing the multi-faith letter below AND committing to #StrikeWithUS.

 

First, we ask that you join us by signing up for the Climate Strike on our customized UU link here.

 

We leaders of faith have the opportunity to disrupt “business as usual” and lift our moral voice to say, “NOT in our name, and NO MORE!”.

 

It is also our hope that UU clergy and congregational leaders will sign on to the People of Faith for the Climate Strikes letter of support, and encourage others to #StrikeWithUS.

 

This is the time for us to come together in unity, across faith traditions, to be in solidarity with this fight against climate change and environmental injustice.

 

Thank you for joining us.

 

We look forward to seeing you in the streets!

 

In Solidarity,

 

Susan on behalf of the UUA Organizing Strategy Team

 

P.S. See the webinar Side with Love sponsored last week with UU youth and others here along with resources for organizing for the Climate Strike.

 

*Details for NYC if you want to join the UU contingent there:

 

Join Rev. Frederick-Gray and our UU contingent at Community Church of New York UU 40 E. 35 St., NY, NY 10016

 

9:00 am:                            Communal Sign Making (Bring supplies if you have them.) (Assembly Hall)

10:00 am:                         Prayer Service with UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray  (Worship Hall)

11:30 am:                         Leave to join the March

 

12:00 pm:                         Assemble at Foley Square – Faith contingent is meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal
1:00 pm:                           March to Battery Park
3:30-5:00 pm:                  Rally at Battery Park

 

See https://www.brightest.io/cause/fridays-for-future/activity/new-york-city-climate-strike-with-greta-thunberg/ for more information.

All activities are wheelchair accessible.

Susan Leslie  |  Congregational Advocacy & Witness Director  |  Organizing Strategy Team

Phone (617) 948-4607  |  Cell (617) 272-5386   |  sleslie@uua.org   |  www.uua.org/justice

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