Green Faith: Living Hope in the Face of Chaos, UU - spirit

Sunday, October 25, 10:30am
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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service

Green Faith: Living Hope in the Face of Chaos
Speaker: Reverend Amy Brooks

By Joseph Plummer
UUF Secretary

In this Sunday’s Online Service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende, the Reverend Amy Brooks will offer practical advice for finding hope amid difficult situations. At the heart of her practicality is a call for spiritual discipline. Around the world constant shocks to health, politics, and the economy appear to cast deep shadows over everything. Individuals everywhere find themselves too easily feeling overwhelmed, angry, and even afraid. Indeed, this may be the biggest upheaval many of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Worse, global connections make us much more conscious of happenings beyond our own immediate spheres of influence.

As someone who has spent her career exploring the spirituality of crisis management, Rev. Brooks observes that individual responses to chaos and change can become solutions to disturbing situations. And when based on experience and strategy, practical steps can be important. As she reflects on her own experience in responding to the climate crisis, she notes that each of us can cultivate spiritual resilience. 

GreenFaith is a multi-faith climate and environmental justice network that is responding to climate chaos unfurling around the world. The network encourages supple, dynamic, and growth-filled approaches to living with faith and adhering to our dearest values that ground us in times of trouble. In her work with GreenFaith, Rev. Brooks finds that positive steps to address the climate crisis also open productive paths through difficult situations. 

Rev. Brooks began her ministry as a chaplain who engaged people of faith to serve persons living with HIV and AIDS. Then she became the minister for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman near Charlotte, North Carolina. Today she is a community organizer for GreenFaith and encourages people to change how they live on this planet and with each other.

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