Free and open to the public
May 22 at 7 pm - Reality 101: Big Green History and Deep-Time Wisdom
What’s inevitable? What’s futile? What’s inspiring?
- located at Community Christian Church
4806 E Farm Road 136, Springﬁeld, Missouri 65809
May 23 at 7 pm - Grace Limits 101: Nature, Human Nature, and Death
Staying Sane, Sober, and Empowered in Hard Times
- located at The Library Center
4653 S Campbell Ave, Springﬁeld, MO 65810
May 24 at 7 pm - Legacy 101: The Death and Resurrection of Faith
Reclaiming the Evolutionary Purpose of Religion
- located at First Unitarian Universalist Church
2434 E Battleﬁeld, Springﬁeld, MO 65804
A deep-time “Big Green History” perspective is vital for staying sane, sober, and inspired in contracting times. An evidence-based “dark optimism” can help us accept what is inevitable, avoid what is futile, and be a blessing to friends, family, and community in an uncertain world. This 3-part series of dynamic multi-media presentations by renowned eco-theologian and TEDx speaker, Michael Dowd, bridges the gap between head and heart and celebrates the convergence of science, inspiration, and sustainability.
We are a member congregation of the the Unitarian Universalist Association. The UUA is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist religious movement in the United States.
Declaration of Conscience
At this extraordinary time in our nation’s history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society.
In the face of looming threats to immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community and the rise of hate speech, harassment and hate crimes, we affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
In opposition to any steps to undermine the right of every citizen to vote or to turn back advances in access to health care and reproductive rights, we affirm our commitment to justice and compassion in human relations.
And against actions to weaken or eliminate initiatives to address the threat of climate change – actions that would threaten not only our country but the entire planet – we affirm our unyielding commitment to protect the interdependent web of all existence.
We will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate, or despoil.
As people of conscience, we declare our commitment to translate our values into action as we stand on the side of love with the most vulnerable among us.
We welcome and invite all to join in this commitment for justice.
The time is now.