EarthCare

Unity Worldwide Ministries EarthCare Ministry Team

The purpose of the Unity Worldwide Ministries EarthCare Ministry Team is to support Unity Worldwide Ministries in fostering the awareness of our spiritual oneness with our Earth home and to promote active care of creation.

This team rose up from the grassroots of the Unity movement, coming from the deep desire to express Unity's belief in our oneness with all divine life in ways that directly impact our planet home. As in so many areas in Unity, we saw the importance of walking the talk. Our vision statement reads, "All humanity lives in a spiritual consciousness that manifests as loving coexistence with all creation and care for our Earth home."

We act so that every step on our planet home and through our life here is an active prayer for all divine creation.

Statement of Purpose

The Unity movement is guided by a vision of sacredness and the inter-connectedness of all, the interdependence of all life. It is a journey of spiritual relationships with Earth and its creatures. It is through awakened consciousness that we see everything as the presence of God.

Climate Change

As humanity has been primarily responsible for climate change, we affirm that it will be humanity which will co-create a vision of the environmentally conscious use of energy and our planet’s fragile resources. We joyfully participate in our God-given role as good stewards of the Earth. Through prayer, mediation, church or spiritual center-inspired activism, and the skillful use of media, we affirm that the Unity movement is a world leader in advancing the growth of environmental consciousness and right action.

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is a spiritual practice. It raises our consciousness of how we care for ourselves and the earth. It helps restore our sacred relationships with the earth, animals and all creation.

 


Earthcare Program

EarthCare Program (overview)
Unity EarthCare History
List of Certified Ministries

Ministry Resources

Congregational Brochure
Small Group Ministry book
Green Facility Assessment (checklist)
Sample EarthCare Covenant (rtf file)
Sample EarthCare Covenanting Ceremony
Incorporating EarthCare into Ministry Year-Round
Climate Change Action Resolution
Thriving in Unity 1.0 program, Benchmark 11
Thriving in Unity 2.0 program, Benchmark 8

General Resources

Facebook Page
Website Resources
Green Problem Solvers
Books & Films
Youth Resources
Suggested Activities
Cool Congregations Contest, sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light

Awaken the Dreamer Symposium

Presenter's Manual, 2-Hour
Presenter's Manual, 3-Hour 
Summary of the Earthcare Program (pdf)
What You Need to Know: Technical Requirements
Facilitator's Marketing Kit
Event Sign-In Sheet
Putting Commitment into Action Sheet
Pachamama Alliance Handout (2 pages)
Pachamama Alliance Bookmark
Declaration Cards

Newsletters

Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Spring 2016 (Earth Day suggestions)
Fall 2015
Summer 2015
Spring 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Spring 2012

Contact Us:

at earthcare@unity.org for assistance with starting EarthCare activities in your center, with completing the Thriving in Unity programs, or with becoming a working member of the ministry team. We can also connect you with regular mentoring conference calls for support.