Dear Friend,
This newsletter is a collaborative effort to mobilize Unitarian Universalists to support frontline leadership for climate justice.
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I am Karen Brammer, the UUA’s Climate Justice Senior Associate with the Organizing Strategy Team.

I join my colleagues at Love Resists, Side with Love, and Congregational Advocacy and Witness.

My work allows me to engage in the deepest vision of what we as UUs hope to become. In addition to working on connecting UUs with frontline partners, I also manage the Green Sanctuary Program.

I will host this newsletter which will highlight voices and priorities of multiple UU environment and climate-related organizations.
The UUA has made climate justice one of our four intersectional priorities; the others are LGBTQ and gender justice; combating criminalization; and voting rights and expanding democracy.
My focus is on supporting front line leadership for climate justice. And I hope to help leverage the many kinds of Unitarian Universalist efforts for positive impact on the climate crisis. There are many, many ways to do this work which I hope we will do more effectively and energetically in collaboration.
For now, let me tell you highlights of what is happening.
Create Climate Justice is what we are calling the UU
inter-organizational collaborative movement. is an organizing hub to directly connect as many of us as possible to share information, resources and let each other know what we need to be more effective. I want to see you there, work with you, share what I know, learn from you! Please join us!
Create Climate Justice currently includes UUA and UU Ministry for Earth. And, we are already connecting to other UU climate focused groups including UUSC, UU College of Social Justice, UU Social Justice in DC, State Action Networks, Climate Mobilization, Support for Indigenous Water Protectors, We Are Still In, and UU Citizens Climate Lobby. We want to work intentionally and collaboratively, and we are on the move.
For now, the primary focus areas for Create Climate Justice national organizing are "Just Transition" and "Support for Indigenous Resistance". The UUA and UU Ministry for Earth signed the "Promise to Protect" agreement 2 years ago. Now we are called to tangibly support the anticipated escalation of resistance to resumed building of the KXL pipeline this summer. The "Training Tour" is an immediate call for action that multiple UU organizations are supporting. Please find out how you and your congregation can support this effort.
Where We Look For Guidance
Choices have to be made for which of the many climate justice efforts we support. Please check out the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Climate Justice Alliance to learn where I, and many of us as climate organizers are looking for direction in climate justice movement building. In future issues, we’ll be sharing information about what "Just Transition" and "Support for indigenous Resistance" mean and including the perspectives of the various UU climate-related organizations.
All of our work takes place at This is a networking hub for UUs to strengthen our environmental and climate justice strategies and practices. Please sign up and open your account (free). Join us for a tour of the site on Monday afternoons at 4PM Pacific/1PM EST and Thursdays at 9:30 AM Pacific/12:30 EST.

We’re grateful to be working with you. Look forward to:
  • UUA Rev. President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray's visionary statement on why it’s crucial for our denomination to engage in this crucial ministry.
  • Consider a SPECIAL EASTER COLLECTION to support this movement. From direct coaching to building on-line resources and networking, to supporting on the ground collaboration, your congregation can help. Checks to UUMFE should be earmarked "CCJ", or contributions made online with "CCJ" in the comment box.
  • Follow the Promise to Protect resistance campaign to halt the summer KXL pipeline construction.
  • In addition to celebrating Earth Day, we’re assembling incredible programming for General Assembly 2019 in Spokane, WA.
Yours in faith and solidarity,

Rev Karen Brammer
Green Sanctuary Manager and Senior Associate for Climate Justice
UUA Organizing Strategy Team
617-948-4261 |

Create Climate Justice is a joint campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
and the UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE).

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