40 Days to GA!

Howard Lyman to speak at UU General Assembly

A great way to meet 40/40/40 participants from around the country is by attending the UUA General Assembly, set to launch in Minneapolis on June 23. You and other members of your congregation devoted to Ethical Eating and Environmental Justice will find a lot to explore; the EE Core Committee, under the auspices of the Commission On Social Witness, is sponsoring two workshops (including one with world-famous Howard Lyman), and other groups are organizing activities as well.

#3013 Saving the World One Fork at a Time
Friday 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Minneapolis Convention Center – 200 FG
Commission on Social Witness and The UU Animal Ministry
The standard American diet is the root cause of the top four causes of death in the US and is the leading cause of the environmental meltdown on the earth today. Saving ourselves may save the earth.
Howard Lyman, Rev. Dr. Paul Johnson, Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh

#3058 Ethical Eating: Moving Toward a Statement of Conscience
Friday 4:30pm – 5:45pm; Minneapolis Convention Center – 200 FG
Commission on Social Witness
Be Inspired! Inspire Others! Year 2 of the Congregational Study/Action Issue. Bring stories of the good ideas and actions of your congregation that bring our food choices into alignment with our principles. The panel will provide insight and gather content for the development of the Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice Statement of Conscience.

Other suggestions:
#2015 Environmental Justice in Our Congregations
UU Ministry for Earth Thursday 9:00am – 10:15am
Minneapolis Convention Center – M100 IJ
This workshop will help you bring environmental justice alive in your congregation. Learn about congregational success stories as well as UUA and UUMFE educational and advocacy tools. Experience and take home an activity designed to help your congregation put justice into its climate change actions.
Steve Maier, Dr. Mark A. Hicks, Rowan Van Ness

#2073 Environmental Justice: The Green Revolution in Religion
Ballou Channing District Thursday 2:45pm – 4:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center – M100 GH
Join the revolution! Environmental justice advocates are challenging traditional ways of thinking about the environment and religious practice. Our speakers will review the proposed business resolution called “The Green Revolution in Religion.” Can Unitarian Universalists develop a shared vision for environmental justice? Panel discussion. Rev. Robert Murphy, moderator. Rev. Jose Ballester, Rev. Paul Rasor, Rev. Dr. Fred Muir, Rev. Lucy Hitchcock Seck

Please join us and check out the Commission on Social Witness booth in the Exhibit Hall. Friendly volunteers there will answer questions, share ideas and materials for you to take back to your congregations.

Anyone want to get together for a shared meal or other activity at GA? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

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