The Seventh Principle of Unitarian Universalism (UUism) calls us to affirm and promote "respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." More than just a recognition of ecological interdependency, our seventh principle calls us to recognize that human beings are are part of this mutuality. Too often the "environmental movement" and the "racial/economic justice movement" have been seen as competing with each other. Environmental justice is the recognition that the same paradigm of dominion that has led to global warming also reinforces economic and racial inequities. Only by seeking solutions that address both can we solve either.
Through this lens, the issues that we highlight are:
Another resource of potential use to people of faith is the Green Sanctuary Manual. The new 121-page document (available as a free download) is a revised version of a document developed by the UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE). For more information contact uua_greensanctuary @ uua.org.