#154 | Cynthia Grzywinski | We Are All Connected

Submission 154
Cynthia Grzywinski
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore (UUCSJS)

What is your suggestion or idea?

Under the ““Interdependence”” section I’d like to see the original revised text in that section to state:
Interdependence. We honor the sacred interdependent web of all existence.With humility we understand our place in the web. We covenant to care for and respect the earth and all beings by fostering relationships of mutuality. We work to repair the bonds we have broken.

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

That section needs stronger language to enforce the notion that we are the earth’s and all animals who live upon it, stewards. We humans are mainly responsible for global warming and the infringement and destruction of whole species of animals. It is our duty and responsibility to be conscious of our complicity in this woeful outcome and strive to nurture, regrow and maintain this fragile web of life. We are all connected!

Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?

I intend to share this with my congregation’s Faith Action Committee on Enviornmental Justice. I am also discussing this change with another congregant…