Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), released the following statement today:
The Unitarian Universalist Association enthusiastically endorses the International Day of Climate Action and the 350.org campaign. Unitarian Universalists recognize the moral imperative to advocate for the drastic reduction of carbon emissions. To mark the International Day of Climate Action, over forty Unitarian Universalist congregations will join with thousands of people around the world in calling for an international commitment to stopping global warming.
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence is a fundamental principle of Unitarian Universalism. The delicate balance of life on Earth is threatened, and with it the wellbeing of all people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Religious communities have an obligation to take action now for the future of the planet and humanity.
The challenge of confronting global warming is daunting. But we must have faith that a healthy future for our planet and for all its people is still possible provided that we make the major changes that are now absolutely necessary. We owe nothing less to one another and to future generations.
Rev. Morales will be delivering the interfaith prayer at the 350 Climate Convocation at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 18th, 2009, in the Harvard University Memorial Church in Cambridge, MA.
The Unitarian Universalist Association is a faith community of more than 1,000 self-governing congregations that bring to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance and social justice.
The UUA has supported environmental protection for over forty years. Our association voted in 2006 for a Statement of Conscience on the Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change acknowledging the danger of global warming and pledging to take action.
For more information, including recent press releases and news articles, please visit our press room and our additional materials about the UUA's support for the International Day of Climate Action.
Shelby Meyerhoff, Public Witness Specialist
Unitarian Universalist Association
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Boston, MA 02108
pw_specialist @ uua.org