Waiting on the World to Change

You know that song by John Mayer, “Waiting on the World to Change”? Well it is changing, and in one area this change is not a welcome one. Some say it is already too late. I’m talking about climate change and the dire effect that it is predicted to have on our planet in the very near future if we don’t make a serious effort to decrease our impact.

On February 17th our Planet Healer series will finish up and I want to thank Becky Allen and Barbara Coldiron for sharing their time to lead this class.

If you missed out on that opportunity, you can still join the discussion by participating in our upcoming book discussion on April 14, 12:15 – 2:00 PM.

The UUA Common Read for 2018-2019 is Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018).

At a time when racial justice, environmental justice, and economic justice are seen as issues competing for time, attention, and resources, Justice on Earth explores the ways in which the three are intertwined. Those on the margins are invariably those most affected by climate disaster and environmental toxins. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life. It invites us to look at our current challenges through a variety of different perspectives, offers tools to equip us for sustained engagement, and proposes multiple pathways for follow-up action. Justice on Earth is available at inSpirit: UU Book and Gift Shop.

**You should purchase your own copy of the book and read it ahead of the discussion.

If you are interested in this class and require childcare to participate, please email childcare@liveoakuu.org no later than two weeks prior to the class, with subject line: Common Read. Include the age(s) of your children.

So bring a lunch and join the conversation. We can’t afford to wait!