Active Hope and an EarthCare NW Region Expansion
Your Unity WorldWide EarthCare core team is delighted to welcome Unity of Bandon as our newest EarthCare certified congregation.
Here is the beautiful covenant Unity of Bandon created:
“We believe that all of creation is connected as One and that we are to be good caregivers of the Creation. As people of faith, we commit to a renewed reverence for life and respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
We honor our spiritual commitment to the care, support and defense of the balance between our individual needs and those of nature. We envision a world in which everything has intrinsic value and where all beings are assured a secure, safe, and meaningful life that is ecologically responsible and sustainable.
We agree to transform our individual and congregational lives into acts of moral witness, discarding harmful habits for new behaviors that demonstrate our respect for this harmony and interconnectedness.
We declare our covenant with God to walk upon the Earth for the greatest good of all creation.”
Unity by the Bay in North Bend Oregon and Unity of Olympia are also in the works of gaining official certification and are already doing some great EarthCare actions.
In late October, our Unity Worldwide EarthCare team member, Beth Remmes, offered a beautiful online workshop called Active Hope.
This event focused on the fact that we live in an extraordinary moment on Earth. As we witness unprecedented destruction of environmental, social, and political systems, we can feel overwhelmed by anger, fear, despair, and other difficult emotions. How can we remain resilient, creative, and empowered to act for the healing of our world?
Based on "The Work That Reconnects," Active Hope is an interactive workshop based on over four decades of community work with thousands of people around the world. IT provides an opportunity to express our gratitude and grief and move into a deeper understanding of how we can work towards a more sustainable, just, and peaceful world where all beings can thrive.
The live workshop had a great turnout and we will be posting a recording replay of the event on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/UnityEarthCare.