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Celebrating Earth Day

April 22. Unitarian Universalism’s seventh principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” makes this a day to celebrate religiously. Themes can include: earth-centered spirituality; connecting to the divine through nature; caretaking of the environment; the interdependent web. Another day to celebrate these themes is Arbor Day, the date of which varies from state to state.

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The Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth envisions a world in which reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth are central to the lives of all people. Their purpose is to inspire, facilitate, and support personal, congregational, and denominational practices that honor and sustain the Earth and all beings. They affirm and promote the seven principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association, including: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."

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Earth Day: An Alphabet Book

By Gary Kowalski

From Skinner House Books

An alphabet book that celebrates life on earth. Ages 3 and up.

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  • Bring Us Close to the Earth (WorshipWeb)
    by Lyn Cox
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Change, Christianity, Community, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, Humanism, Interdependence, Listening, Nature, Science, WorshipWeb
  • Communion with Earth and Sky (WorshipWeb)
    by Stephen M Shick
    Tagged as: Abundance, Beginnings, Earth, Earth-Centered, Journey, Nature, Transcendence, Transformation
  • Earth Day Prayer: In the Spirit of Indigenous Traditions (WorshipWeb)
    by Vern Barnet
    Tagged as: Earth-Centered, Indigenous American
  • Garden Prayer (WorshipWeb)
    by David M. Horst
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Beauty, Contemplation, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Grace, Mystery, Nature, Spiritual Practice, Wonder
  • Grateful for Creatures from A to Z (WorshipWeb)
    by Gary Kowalski
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Children, Direct Experience, Earth, Environment, Nature, Secular
  • Meditation on Planting (WorshipWeb)
    by David Snedden
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Beginnings, Climate Justice, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, Environment, Humanism, Imagination, Interdependence, Nature, Spring
  • Monuments (WorshipWeb)
    by Stephen M Shick
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Death, Earth-Centered, Environment, Generations, History, Nature, Reverence, Sacrifice, Stewardship
  • This Is How We Are Called (WorshipWeb)
    by Kimberly Beyer-Nelson
    Tagged as: Awe, Calling, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature, Transcendence, Wonder
  • This Is Our Home, But Not Just Ours (WorshipWeb)
    by Laura Bogle
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Earth, Earth-Centered, Generations, Nature, Responsibility, Stewardship
  • We Thank You Sky for Your Blue (WorshipWeb)
    by Gary Kowalski
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Contemplation, Earth, Earth-Centered
Kids on a swing, hanging from a mighty oak tree.
a very bright and elongated meteor in the night sky, over a dark horizon
Young woman holds plastic earth ball at rally for environmental justice in Louisville, KY, June 2011.