The SeventhPrincipleProject Newsletter
Volume 2Issue 2Spring 2003
Sponsors of theGreen SanctuaryProgram
Eight Fantastic Reasons to Attend General Assemblyin Boston this June!
The Seventh Principle Project is offering a widespectrum of not-to-be-missed programming at this year’sGeneral Assembly. Whether you are just putting your toein the water as a edgling Green Sanctuary candidate or you are leading the march as a UU environmental activist,there will be inspirational programming and pertinentinformation for you!
Thursday, June 26, 10-3 PM: Pre-ConferenceWorkshop
“Becoming a Green Sanctuary”
(see articleon page 6).
Friday, June 27, 2:45-4:00 PM: Seventh PrincipleAnnual Meeting
. In addition to a brief business meetingwhich will include election of Board, we will behonoring the achievements of our new Green Sanctuarycongregations, celebrating together with songs led by JimScott, and dancing the Elm Dance which inspired villagesnear Chernobyl and is now danced around the world incelebration of eco-activists everywhere.
Friday, June 27, 4:30-5:45 PM: “Footsteps to Follow:Learning from Green Sanctuary Congregations .”
Thisworkshop will present a smorgasbord of ideas for projects, programs, and practices. Activists from candidate andcertied Green Sanctuaries across the country will sharestories about their work in congregations and interfaithcoalitions. This will be a stimulating “show and tell.”
Friday, June 27, 4:30-5:45 PM: “Introducing the Earthand Spirit Songbook”
compiled by past Seventh PrincipleChair Jim Scott and sponsored by the Seventh PrincipleProject.
Friday, June 27, 8:45-10PM: Bill McKibben, “CrossingMoral and Environmental Thresholds.”
Humansconfront two enormous borders to cross. We are raisingthe planet’s temperature, and we are learning to manipulategenes. Both present grave practical dangers - but more,they pose the key moral and ethical questions of our lifetimes. Come explore humanity’s options with thisacclaimed environmentalist and author, and learn about hisnewest book, “Enough.”
Saturday, June 28, 8:45-10 PM: “Walking the Eco-Spirit Path.”
Our respect for the interdependent web of all existence calls us to revitalize our relationship withthe Earth, enriching our spiritual life while strenghteningour commitment to sustainable living and environmental justice. UU ministers will share practices from their personal and congregational life that help them to nurturethe eco-spirit.
Sunday, June 29, 5:15-6:30 PM: Frances Moore Lappe,“Traveling Hope’s Edge: Building a Just, SustainablePlanet.”
Ms. Lappe, co-author with her daughter, Anna,of “Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet”, willshare stories from their travels around the world to meetordinary people of extraordinary courage. Ms. Lappé willshare with us how grassroots movements around the worldare effecting change that demonstrates the human capacityfor building a just and sustainable world. This program isco-sponsored by Unitarian Universalists for Just EconomicCommunity.
Monday, June 30, 8:00-9:15 AM: “Leaving SmallerEnvironmental Footprints Through RenewableEnergy”.
Lara Hoke from Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light and Erika Morgan from Maine Interfaith Power and Light will ably present an array of renewable energy