Creating Hope in the Time of Climate Change

It’s Earth Day once again, but with the pandemic into its 3rd year, deep social fissures, and the effects of climate change upon us in the form of fires and floods, many of us may not be taking much notice, leave alone feeling like celebrating. In fact, you may even know some people who proclaim that we should abandon all hope. But religions, when at their best, offer us light even in darkness. Unitarian Universalism in particular evolved as a response to threats of doom and separation. We answered that salvation is for everyone, and a common love binds us all, Hallelujah! Today we celebrate this tradition, and Earth Day, pondering the power of hope to transform how we each engage with the world and respond to climate change.