What is active hope? According to authors Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, “Active hope is not wishful thinking [or] waiting to be rescued by the Lone Ranger or by some savior … active hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Alison Cornish
Recently, Michael Moore ruminated on how we must sustain ourselves, and our spirits, “in the face of the onslaught of negative actions …”. The attack on our environmental protections in the past eighteen months is enough to take our breath away. In the face of this assault, how are we to affirm and promote our seventh UU Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part?” Come, and add your voice to the song of spirit-filled odes to love and justice. Rev. Cornish, a Unitarian Universalist minister living in Philadelphia, serves as the Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, a state-wide nonprofit organization that works with congregations of all denominations to respond to climate change as an urgent moral issue
As the Earth’s climate continues to change in both subtle and dramatic ways, our species is being challenged to transform as well. Unitarian Universalism can help us with this change, if we dig deep into our tradition and engage in everyday spiritual practices. Join us for this exploration of the power of a faith-rooted response to the challenge of climate change.