The Unitarian Universalist Association voted at its annual meeting to keep the fight against global warming high on its list of priorities in both personal and congregational practices.
A “Statement of Consciousness,” approved by General Assembly delegates, urges America’s nearly 215,000 Unitarian Universalists to “pledge to ground our missions and ministries in reverence for this earth and responsibility to it.
“We declare by this Statement of Conscience that we will not acquiesce to the ongoing degradation of life that human actions are leaving to our children and grandchildren,” read the statement approved during the June 21-25 meeting in St. Louis.
Unitarians Universalists are encouraged to take simple steps such as planting trees and recycling. Congregations building new facilities are urged to seek certification from the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.