Water Justice is urgently important and of critical local significance. Universalist Unitarians are taking up the subject all around the country. Few places are as rich in fresh spring water as we are here at the East Liberty Church. It is our intention that 2017–2018 will be the year that we engage in the issue of Water Justice:
- We will deepen our experiences and knowledge of the freshwater features in the vicinity of Liberty
Township and greater Jackson.
- We will support actions of neighboring congregations addressing water injustices in places like
Detroit, Flint, and Toledo.
- And we will work to advance strategies to protect water.
We will begin with shared reading: “Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever” by Maude Barlow.
For more information on Water Justice work in Unitarian Universalism, we recommend the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN). In particular, the UUSC report, The Invisible Crisis: Water Unaffordability in the United States is valuable reading.