Seventh Principle Inter-Generational Weekend
from "The Tar Heel Universalist"
"It's time to recognize the environmental crisis as a faith issue,"
says Katherine Jesch, Director of Environmental Ministry for the UUA, and
coordinator of the Green
Sanctuary program. "Becoming a Green Sanctuary recognizes
a congregation for putting its environmental values into practice . .
.. When we go public with our commitments, it encourages others to take
a stand as well."
Jesch brought her program to eastern North Carolina to Shelter Neck
UU Camp on the weekend of May 24, 2003. Activities included: "Eco-Spirit
Rising" and "The Elm Dance" led by Katherine on Friday evening.
Saturday morning began with the Plenary Session, "A Green Faith for
a Greener World" which explained the "Green Sanctuary" program (similar
to the process of becoming a "Welcoming Congregation"). Later, the Cape
Fear Riverkeeper, Bouty Baldridge, shared his ideas on "Why Rivers Matter".
A large party canoed the river during afternoon free time. In the evening,
the "Council of All Beings" was led by Katherine Jesch, followed by a
Sunday morning service was conducted by Katherine Jesch in the historic
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