By Nancy King Smith, UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE) Co-President

Looking for a way to deepen your congregation’s commitment to the Seventh Principle?   Wondering how to link sustainability efforts with your congregation’s interest in anti-racism/anti-oppression education?  Want something fun and meaningful that engages teens and adults?  Would you like to help with Green Sanctuary action planning or taking that work to a new level?  Check out UU Ministry for Earth’s  new 5-session environmental justice curriculum: “Our Place in the Web of Life.”

The curriculum was developed in response to the fact that many congregations find the environmental justice activities to be the most challenging part of fulfilling the Green Sanctuary requirements. The curriculum provides both an introduction to EJ concepts, but also an interactive process to identify what the needs are in the community so that a worthwhile project can be developed. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of  relationships, especially in light of racial, ethnic and cultural differences.

The curriculum is available as a free download from the UUMFE website ( We are asking that people register and consider a donation so that we can track usage and develop further modules as appropriate. Those interested in learning more are invited to join a free coaching webinar at 7 pm, Februay 6, led by curriculum designer and Meadville-Lombard faculty Mark Hicks. Register at

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  1. Fernande

    Thanks for your page, “Green Sanctuary » Blog Archive » UUMFE launches Environmental Justice curriculum. – To a greener faith community and world” … I bookmarked and probably will be back again to see some of your other posts. Thanks, Fernande

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