UU Bulletin | April 2018
For Earth Day on April 22 this year, the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth (UUMFE) is focusing on the theme of "Justice for Each Generation," recognizing intergenerational equity as a component of the first Unitarian Universalist Principle and expressing solidarity with the 21 youth plaintiffs in the Juliana v. U.S. constitutional climate lawsuit. Did you know that the youngest plaintiff in the lawsuit, Levi Draheim, and his family are Unitarian Universalists? Learn more about the case from Our Children’s Trust.

What is your congregation doing for Earth Day? Register your plans with the UUMFE for a chance to win a gift card for inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop. The UUMFE website also has timely Earth Day resources for your congregation and guidance for inviting youth and young adult leadership. Are there inspiring youth or young adults in your congregation who could be invited to share an Earth Day reflection? Learn more and register your event at UUMFE.org.
Skinner House Books is thrilled to announce Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom.

This anthology presents a penetrating look at environmental justice from some of the key thinkers and activists in Unitarian Universalism today. Each essay is accompanied by suggested ways to take the next steps for further learning and action. Justice on Earth is now available to order at inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop.

Justice-Making Opportunities
The Fund for UU Social Responsibility is pleased to announce that grants of up to $500 are available for your 2018 Get Out The Vote projects!

Unitarian Universalist congregations frequently support the democratic process in a nonpartisan manner by participating in voter registration drives, providing nonpartisan educational materials or forums for voters, or by volunteering to help registered voters get to the polls on election day.

The deadline is rolling and you can apply between March 15 and November 1, 2018. Grants will be available until the fund is depleted. Applications and more information are available at UUFunding.org. You can also contact us at uufunding@gmail.com or (617) 971-9600.

If you have been part of a Shift or Thrive racial justice organizing program in the past, you can still sign up for the upcoming GROW Racial Justice training. In partnership with MUUSJA (Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance), the training will be May 4 - 6 in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. This event is a chance to regroup, reconnect and renew your praxis with other racial justice-seeking young adults. While it says registration closed March 15, applications from GROW alumni and other seasoned young adult racial justice organizers are still being accepted. Spread the word or sign up now!
Stewardship and Professional Development Opportunities
Friends of the UUA is excited to announce that all gifts made through April 30, 2018 will be doubled in value thanks to a generous grant from the UU Veatch Program at Shelter Rock. Join in today: make your gift online at giving.uua.org/match, send a check, or call us at 888-792-5885 by April 30.
The Barbara Marshman and Ann B. Fields Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a religious educator who is engaged in graduate study and currently serves a Unitarian Universalist congregation. This prize, at least $1500, is made possible through the generous contributions of those who wish to memorialize and honor the work of these two great religious educators and through the ongoing financial support of the UUA. Learn more and apply at UUA.org. The application deadline is May 1, 2018.
Supporting Individual Spiritual Practice
Finding places to be seen and heard is an important step on the quest for meaning. The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) offers a variety of Facebook communities—check us out; there’s a lot to talk about! The pages are not just for members; all who abide by our covenant are embraced in our Facebook communities, so feel free to invite friends who might want to participate.
The work of the Unitarian Universalist Association is made possible by the generosity of member congregations and individual donors.

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