A Year of Climate Justice
The past year has been an historic one for environmental justice. Commit2Respond started in September 2014 as a climate justice project for Unitarian Universalists and like-hearted people of faith and conscience who care deeply about our world and are putting faith into action wherever we are. Through this project, thousands have joined together in new ways to amplify their efforts and impact.
In the past year alone, supporters of Commit2Respond and environmental justice:
- Marched in the People’s Climate March (read one UU's personal story of attending the march);
- Got spiritually grounded during the first-ever Climate Justice Month;
- Took a collective stand by passing an Action of Immediate Witness resolution on climate change at the 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly;
- Bore witness with Lummi Nation at a sacred public witness event at General Assembly;
- Formed new relationships by hosting climate justice conferences in partnership with interfaith and community organizations;
- Grew new leadership via a service learning trip to a frontlines Indigenous community and a five-day climate justice training for young adults; and
- Advocated for a strong international climate agreement at the U.S. State Department.
Events for the coming year include:
- September 23–25, 2015: Moral action events in Washington, DC, coinciding with Pope Francis’s U.S. visit
- October 12, 2015: Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to deepen relationships and take action with frontlines Indigenous communities (such as Resist 450, happening right now)
- November 30–December 11, 2015: United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris
- March 22–April 21, 2016: The second Climate Justice Month, focusing on collective action!
Learn more about environmental justice and Unitarian Universalism.
Adapted from Commit2Respond.