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In a Spring, 2007 UU World article, "The Heart of Our Faith," Rev. Galen Guengerich, All Souls Church, New York, makes a case for a Unitarian Universalist theology based on gratitude. He writes, "(Gratitude) is the means by which we remember both our identity and our duty." In a related sermon, he said:
The discipline of gratitude is about knowing how much we have been given and acknowledging the scope of our dependence. It's about saying "thank you" to the people we love, to the world we enjoy, to the universe we inhabit, and to the God who holds us all in a divine embrace.
World Water Day
Learn about World Water Day, the international effort to focus action and attention on the world's water resources on March 22, every year.
A Local, Sustainable Solution
PlayPumps International maintains a lively, educational website about how water works, KnowH20. Find facts, download action ideas and read about PlayPumps (R) water projects in rural communities around the world. The website explains, "The PlayPump systems are innovative, sustainable, patented water pumps powered by children at play.Installed near schools, the PlayPump system doubles as a water pump and a merry-go-round."
Stewardship of Animal Habitats
The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) protects species by working to protect their natural habitats. Raising money to "adopt" a wild animal through WWF could be a good family or congregational stewardship project. Read about the WWF's most recent World Water Day activities and click on the cup of latte to watch a video, "How Much Water Does It Take to Make a Latte?"