The Seventh Principle of Unitarian Universalism encourages us to foster “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” We at UUC Stamford acknowledge that the ongoing climate crisis threatens this interdependent web in very serious ways. The climate crisis disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable in society and poisons the very land we are dependent on. In September 2023, UUC Stamford joined GreenFaith and dozens of other Unitarian Universalist and interfaith groups in The March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City, calling on President Biden and other world leaders to stop the use and expansion of fossil fuels. In May 2023, a number of UUC members were present at the Mayor’s Climate Council Town Hall and made statements and suggestions advocating for eco-justice. We continue to look for and participate in other ways to advocate for climate justice in our community and our nation.

In line with advocacy, we also recognize the importance of re-connecting with the Earth. Even seemingly small connections can go a long way in raising our awareness of the interdependent web of existence that we inhabit. We host all-congregation gardening events around our building and regular lunch outings to locations such as Lee Gardens and Waveny Park, as well as hiking trips to Mianus River Park to connect with and appreciate the natural beauty of our local community.

Our Social Justice Team meets on the third Sunday of every month, after worship. To join our ongoing climate justice work, contact Jay Fountain!

UUC’s presence at the March to End Fossil Fuels in NYC