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Boston, MA – The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) recently launched Commit2Respond, a religious response to the growing dangers of climate change.
In a joint message, UUA President Peter Morales and UUSC President and CEO Bill Schulz stated, “Climate change is the gravest danger facing humanity today…And while climate change affects all of us, its consequences will be felt most profoundly by the most impoverished and marginalized of the world’s communities. We cannot remain silent in the face of such a threat. We are compelled to respond.”
Commit2Respond is an initiative for climate justice awareness and action. All people of faith and conscience are invited to participate in three ways:
- Grow the climate justice movement
- Advance the human rights of marginalized communities
- Shift to clean and renewable energy
Commit2Respond has already begun. The period between World Water Day on March 22, 2015, and Earth Day on April 22 will focus on explicit commitments in the service of climate justice. And this work will continue through the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2015 and on through the 2017 UUA General Assembly.
Sponsor organizations include the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth, the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, and the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.