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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Interfaith Power & Light

Our service today was led by Vincent Maraventano, Executive Director of Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light, a non-profit whose mission is to provide a religious response to climate change. He congratulated us on steps we have already taken as a Certified Green Sanctuary and member of MIP&L. He also challenged us to think about the moral dimensions of climate change.

Those who are interested in geographic dimensions of climate change are invited to visit the web page I created for my seminar on climate change.

All are invited to continue the discussion of what we can do as individuals and as a congregation.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Philosophy Circle

The newly formed Philosophy Circle, formerly the Religion and Science Discussion Group, meets at the Brockton UU Church every third Wednesday of the month.
As an introduction we have chosen Will Durant's book The Story of Philosophy to start. This book has been around for a long time and a copy should be easy to find. If you have any difficulty finding a copy contact Dave Bassett (, 508 550 0241).

Our next meeting is February 15th.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jane Goodall Connections

During yesterday's service, the primatologist Jane Goodall was mentioned several times, particularly her Roots and Shoots program.

Dr. Goodall is also an honorary geographer, having received the first Atlas Award from the Association of American Geographers in 2010. Vernon Domingo and I were lucky enough to be present for that award ceremony, which is viewable with her lecture on the AAG web site.

Those who wish to support her work in Gombe Reserve in a small way can purchase delicious Tanzania Gombe Reserve coffee from the shade-grown coffee farms that serve as buffer habitat to the reserve. Roasted in Vermont, this is truly exceptional coffee, both for the customer and for the planet.