This workshop was very well-received and well-attended by both church members and members from the community of Melrose. Thank You, Rev. Small!
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The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church’s Green Sanctuary Committee invites everyone to attend a chili and chowder luncheon and then join the UU Minister, climate activist and singer-songwriter, Rev. Fred Small who will lead us in an interactive workshop entitled, “Give Light: Spiritual Nurture for Climate Activism”. Rev. Small invites us to join in meditation, reflection, conversation and song to strengthen our spirits and deepen our resolve in the struggle for climate justice.
Renowned global climate activist and 350.org founder, Bill McKibben, provides these words about Rev. Small:
“Fred Small is one of the true stalwarts of the fight against climate change in this country. He’s gone to jail, he’s written songs, and he’s preached and preached and preached. Here’s how he explained to his congregation that the time for divestment had come: ‘we must work with love for love: to build a love-centered, Earth-centered, justice-centered world to take the place of the one that is crumbling around us. This work is political, but it is also spiritual.’ He’s right.”
This 2 hour workshop is open to all, including youth and older children, who are interested in coming together to build our spirit to take effective action against climate change. Invite friends and neighbors to join this special event. Please RSVP to [email protected] and let us know if you may need childcare.
(photo credit: www.uua.org)