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Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson UUA Senior Lecturer in Divinity and director of the new Program for the Evolution of Spirituality at Harvard Divinity School, was interviewed recently about the evolution of Earth Day, and the implications of COVID-19 for climate change. McKanan said that “the global response to the pandemic has given environmentalists a powerful new tool. We now know that humanity is willing to suspend business as usual, even to risk our prosperity, when it becomes crystal clear that lives are at stake. . . . Our challenge as environmentalists is to make these realities so evident that action will be unstoppable.” (Harvard Gazette, April 22)
After the 2016 election, UU ministers the Rev. Tandi Rogers and the Rev. Sue Phillips began holding a sacred gathering in their home, calling it “Family Chapel.” As part of Phillips’ work with the Sacred Design Lab, Family Chapel went virtual. When the pandemic hit, Family Chapel opened to the public, inviting in anyone in need of spiritual practice while staying at home. (Religion News Service, April 24)
Retired UU minister, the Rev. Edmund Robinson of Brewster, Massachusetts, has been recording “Quarantunes” to share online. (Cape Cod Chronicle, April 22)
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The Rev. Heather Christensen wrote The Interdependent Web, UU World's weekly guide to Unitarian Universalist blogs, from 2011 until 2020. She lives with her two young children in Bellingham, Washington.
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