- Unitarian Universalism Connection
Climate change is not only an environmental and social justice crisis but it is also a faith crisis. As people of Faith, Faith Action Climate Team is an interdenominational group of Christians, Buddhist, Jews, Muslims, Unitarians, etc. who have come together to fight climate change from a spiritual basis. Started in 2016 the group held a successful and well attended conference in Oct. 2016.
We will be holding our Second Annual Conference on Sat. Oct 28th from 9 am to 5pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave. Our Theme this year is Love at the Crossroads: Climate and Social Justice. Through 21 different workshops we will be looking at the intersection between climate and a variety of social justice issues (examples: agriculture, immigration, trees, health care, racism, oceans, transportation, housing, etc.) In each workshop we will look at both how that issue effects climate, as well as how climate effects that particular issue and what the solutions are. We will kick off with an interfaith panel with a Native, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim and Jewish speaker each addressing how their faith sees this cross roads of climate and social justice. We hope to have an inspiring keynote speaker as well to address the question of how to live faithfully in such times. Our conference will end with a brief ceremony integrating our work of the day. As was true last year we are trying to keep the entrance fee extremely low as to make it accessible to everyone. Part of how we can do this is by having sponsoring donors.