Our focus is promoting the seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism, "respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part", while acknowledging the need to extend the other 6 principles to include all living beings, whose welfare is inextricably linked to our own.
Our goal is to increase awareness by educating ourselves and others about animal suffering, to re-connect with and inspire reverence for the natural world, and to realize the far-reaching consequences of our daily choices and actions.
With monthly discussions on the second Sunday of each month at 10:15 a.m. (as well as on-line discussions), volunteer projects, an animal blessing service (and hopefully other animal-centered services), guest speakers, potluck dinners (vegan, naturally!), cooking classes, and other member-driven activities, we hope to be a vibrant and inspiring presence at Sunnyhill.
Our first meeting of the year is Sunday, September 12, 2004 during Lifecraft (10:15). We'll be discussing the toll Factory Farming takes on our environment. This is an issue that needs to be addressed for our movement toward "Green Sanctuary" status with the UUA.
SPECIAL EVENT: 7 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2004
The first Pittsburgh-area screening of "Peaceable Kingdom", a documentary film that tells the powerful story of former farmers and animal rescuers working together to turn the tide on industrial farming. Light refreshments and childcare provided, and discussion to follow. FREE.