In an effort to bring greater visibility and understanding to University UCC’s efforts around both anti-racism work and climate justice, the UCC web team has added two new pages to the church website. Both are located within the “What we do” menu near the top of the page.
The Sacred Earth Matters page was created with input from this committee, specifically from Nancy Hannah, Mary Ellen Smith and Gail Crouch. Once a draft was completed, it was circulated among Sacred Earth Matters committee members for feedback. Nancy Hannah reflected on the new webpage, “Most of us at UCUCC know that climate warming is a major threat to all life on this planet . Many of us have tried to do things to lower our carbon emissions, but there is always something more we can do,” she said. “We wanted our website to provide information for all about the work Sacred Earth Matters is doing and to encourage others to join us in this work.”
Contributors to the Anti-Racism page included Ginger Warfield, Gail Crouch and Beth Bartholomew. According to committee chair Ginger Warfield, “Two of our major challenges have been conveying to the outside world the depth of UCUCC’s commitment to racial justice, and helping the inside world—i.e., the congregation itself— understand and deepen and broaden that commitment. This web page seems to me enormously beneficial on both those fronts.” In addition to information on the spiritual basis and history of the initiative in our church, the page provides extensive lists of reading materials, websites, videos and movies