We envision a vibrant regional community of Unitarian Universalists working together to create a peaceful, just, and sustainable world – for ourselves and for the generations to follow.
Our mission is to mobilize and amplify the voice of Unitarian Universalists in the National Capital Region (NCR) as we seek to change the world through acts of love and justice.
Young Adult Spring Lobby Day: Training and Advocacy on Climate Justice
Saturday, March 14, 12:00 noon - Tuesday, March 17 in Washington, DC
Deadline to register for the training extended to Friday, March 13.
The registration fee is $50 (regular) and $25 (low income). Housing cost is approximately $35 a night.
Request a UUSJ scholarship online here.
Calling all young adults interested in climate justice! The UU College of Social Justice and the UU Service Committe are partnering with the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the Franciscan Action Network on a national, multifaith training. The Spring Lobby Weekend will feature time to explore the moral grounding for working on climate change, a “deep dive” look at current climate justice issues and the need for changes in federal policy. Following the lobbying training there will be Capitol Hill meetings with legislators and their staff. Participants will have a chance to meet and work with young adults from various faith traditions. Young adults, age 18-35 may request scholarships from Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice in the National Capital Region. UUSJ encourages teams of young adults from your congregation to attend together. Register here or at www.fcnl.org/events/slw for the conference. Request scholarship assistance here or at www.uusj.org.
If you have questions or need more information on the young adult training contact Andrew Silva at Andrew(at)fcnl.org on the UUSJ scholarships Rev. Cyn Snavely at 202-600-9132 or info(at)uusj.org.
How to Make Your Climate Efforts Count
A Program of Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice in the National Capital Region
Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m. Gathering, 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Program
National City Christian Church, Howland Center, 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC
Strategize together with Pamela Sparr, UU Service Committee (UUSC) Associate Director and Commit2Respond (a UUA and UUSC climate initiative) Steering Committee Member
• What can your congregation do about climate change? EARTH DAY AND BEYOND…. Learn about exciting UU short- and long-term activities, programs, worship and educational resources including General Assembly, Paris UNFCCC talks, and Papal Visit.
• How can UUs in the metro DC region play a key role in national climate change advocacy efforts and work with the interfaith community?
Following the program participants are invited to join a national, multifaith gathering of young adults, who will be learning hands-on skills for climate advocacy. Join them for their program's opening keynote address, 'Our Moral Obligation to Act on Climate Change,' Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, Washington, DC.
Limited parking, Metro about 4-5 blocks away
If you have any questions or need more information contact Rev. Cyn Snavely at 202-600-9132 or info(at)uusj.org.
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