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Unitarians Sue for Religious Freedom to Use Solar Panels

First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the Historic District Commission’s (HDC) decision was “legally untenable, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious,” the congregation has filed a suit against the Town of Bedford. Specifically pointing to the US Constitution’s […]

August 17th

Unitarian Universalist Green Sanctuary: A Model of Environmental Stewardship

While many faith communities find it a challenge to “green up” their congregations, one community has successfully developed a model program combining spiritual outreach with environmental advocacy. Unitarian Universalists (UU), a progressive interfaith theological movement, has created the Green Sanctuary Program, and it is helping to guide their congregations in becoming environmental advocates for the […]

October 21st

Unitarian Society of Germantown Upholds Its Creed to Respect Nature

By Gina Merlino Religious groups voicing their stances on social issues is nothing new. But it is not often that we hear about their environmental work and opinions. Ecological responsibility has been slow to make a real impact on places of worship. However, there are signs that green spirituality is slowly growing. One such example is the Unitarian Society of […]

January 17th