Social Responsibility Coalition

 

The Social Responsibility Coalition (SRC) seeks to raise awareness and promote action among church members and friends on society’s major social, environmental and economic issues.

We offer information and an opportunity to respond on these issues, sometimes in concert with others and always in a manner consistent with the seven principles of the Unitarian-Universalist movement.

Each month, the SRC identifies a particular issue and proposes an “action of the month.” An article on the subject appears in the church newsletter. Each Sunday during the month, fuller details on the issue are available at the SRC display shelf in the foyer of the church.

As an example:

Responding to the B.C. government’s survey on electoral reform, Fair Vote Canada’s Terry Dance Bennink asks Please read this summary before you take the government survey.” (PDF)  Print this and keep it beside your computer as you respond to the survey.

Fair Vote Canada ’s full report can be found at http://www.fairvote.ca/bc-government-consultation-survey-guide/  Below is a summary. Print this of and keep it beside your computer as you respond to the survey.

The Coalition is made up of a variety of Teams covering many areas of concern – Choices in Dying, Environmental Action Team (EAT)Healing Our World (HOW), LifelinePoverty and Diversity. They are listed on the right. There is always room for more Teams and we welcome your ideas and energy.

Dr. Peter D. Carter, founder of the Climate Emergency Institute and Elizabeth Woodworth, a writer on climate change science and activism, are authors of the book Unprecedented Crime. They spoke to church members on April 14, 2019. View their presentation here. Their book, Unprecedented Crime, lays out the culpability of governmental, political and religious bodies, corporations, and the media through their failure to report or act on the climate emergency. No emergency response has even been contemplated by wealthy high-emitting national governments.

Dr. Carter served as an Expert Reviewer for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2014 and 2018 climate change Assessment Reports and Ms Woodworth  co-produced the COP21 video A Climate Revolution for All.”

We already have the technical solutions to the CO2 problem. With these solutions we can act in time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to near-zero within 20 years.


Generally the SRC meets on the second Tuesday of the month, at 1:30 p.m., in the Farmhouse Common Room but please confirm by email

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