June 5, 2017
Dear Unity Leader,
As news of President Trump’s decree that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord spread across the globe, many citizens of the world were shocked and dismayed. The international agreement represents a positive beginning toward solving the problem of worldwide excessive carbon dioxide emissions and thus, climate change.
Unity stands with those who support the Paris Climate Accord, and like millions of others, we know our choice is made relevant through the amalgamation of individual action. Each of us can do our part, on small scales and large, and together, we can make a difference. No political action can prevent or hinder the positive impact of global citizens who are committed to the care of our earth.
Unity Worldwide Ministries and its EarthCare Ministry Team have long been involved with raising awareness of earth care issues and encouraging conscious choices that help to heal our planet. We will continue to do so with renewed fervor as we know spiritually, it is our responsibility to live in harmony with nature and to respect the gift of earth’s resources we are given.
The following statement was created by our EarthCare Team in 2015. Now, more than ever, Unity commits to “advancing the growth of environmental consciousness and right action.” Please join us as we affirm our interconnectedness and our collective power to affect positive change.
As humanity has been primarily responsible for climate change, we affirm that it will be humanity which will co-create a vision of the environmentally conscious use of energy and our planet’s fragile resources. We joyfully participate in our God-given role as good stewards of the Earth. Through prayer, mediation, church or spiritual center-inspired activism, and the skillful use of media, we affirm that the Unity movement is a world leader in advancing the growth of environmental consciousness and right action.
Rev Donna Johnson
Unity Worldwide Ministries
Unity World Headquarters