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III. Local Action for United Nations Sunday

Part of UN Sunday

As part of the Global UU Story, Unitarian Universalists around the world work for social justice causes they care about. UN Sunday offers an opportunity to consider the theme during a worship service, but congregations must also take action in order to make change. Here are just a few examples of the many ways that you can incorporate action into your congregation’s celebration of UN Sunday to advance climate justice.

Green Sanctuary 2020: A Faithful Response to Climate Urgency

If your congregation is not already accredited, or wants to deepen the urgent commitment to climate justice, use UN Sunday as an opportunity to gather support and start working to become a Green Sanctuary. This is a key time as the UUA is launching the New Green Sanctuary Program: A Faithful Response to Climate Urgency. Learn more online about the new Green Sanctuary Program design and simplified accreditation process.

Campaign to Strengthen Local Climate Commitments

There are 800+ Unitarian Universalist congregations in communities where an official climate commitment has been made by local elected leadership! Join the Strengthen Local Climate Commitments (SLCC) campaign to seek action, accountability and justice in your local climate policy process.

Here’s where to start:

  • SIGN UP and join the SLCC Monthly National Collaboration Calls, every first-Wednesday at 5 PM PT / 6 MT / 7 CT / 8 ET.
  • TAKE ACTION - 198 Mayors recently released a letter calling on Congress to take bold action for climate, racial and health justice. Send an email to thank your mayor for their leadership, or join the campaign and get your mayor on board.
  • LEARN MORE - Find out what your community has committed to by searching for your state and county in the resource (spreadsheet) titled “3 SLCC TOOL Locations Sortable for Climate Commitments” on (do a word search for “3 SLCC TOOL” in the left menu bar).

Training: Direct Action for Climate Justice

Bring activists in your congregation together for a screening of this training video on Direct Action for Climate Justice. After watching the video, discuss how your group will move ahead, who is interested in taking on different roles within the movement, and how you might partner with local organizations and existing campaigns for climate justice.