Justice Saturday – Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, this edition of Justice Saturday brings you a few opportunities to engage with people of many faiths.

The first is sponsored by the Parliament of World Religions (Rev. Eric and I attended the gathering in Toronto last fall.)

The second gathering is a service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Unitarian Universalists will be represented in the service.

The third item is a youth and young adult centered opportunity to engage online with UUs from across the country.

I hope you partake in these offerings. Environmental and climate justice are critical to our survival.

Happy Earth Day!
Rev. Marian


50th Earth Day Observance

with Global Religious and Indigenous Leaders


Earth Day Observance

In 1970, the first Earth Day ushered in a new environmental consciousness and a wave of environmental laws. 50 years later we are fighting to protect our climate and our future. Many leaders on the front lines can be found in religious and indigenous communities. They are mobilizing their peers, congregations, and villages. And increasingly they are collaborating together across countries and continents.

“50th Earth Day Observance with Global Religous and Indigenous Leaders” is hosted in partnership with the Earth Day Network and Faith for Earth at UN Environment.

Tue, Apr 21, 2020 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, join us for a virtual global observance including:

• Earth Day blessings from leaders around the world

• Conversation with Mirele Goldsmith (Jewish Earth Alliance), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Mbororo environmental activist), Lyla June (Diné environmental scientist, doctoral student, educator, economist, community organizer, and musician), Hellen Mugo (Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa), Gopal Patel (Bhumi Project), and Lauren Van Ham (United Religions Initiative)

• A forward-looking message from youth climate activists



World Religions tree
Sunday 4/19/20 11:00 AM
Live! From the National Cathedral
Multi-Faith Earth Day Service
UUA Co-Moderator Elandria Williams and UUMFE Program Director Aly Tharp will be giving a 2-minute recorded reflection as a part of a national Earth Day worship service hosted by Interfaith Power & Light and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Leaders from Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist, Christian, and other spiritual communities will share their tradition’s gifts,
Earth Day sign
Earth Week Events On-Line – UU Ministry for Earth & UU Young Adults for Climate Justice have been active participants in the multi-faith working group of the US Climate Strike coalition. This is culminating in a very exciting Faith Call to Climate Justice Web Summit that will be a part of the Earth Day Live 2020 program.