Second Conference - February 21-22, 2014
Communities Coming Together to Heal Our World and Ourselves
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, Florida
Keynote Speakers, 16 additional speakers/panelists, and musicians, artists, healers participated in this 2-day event, which was attended by 150 people from Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Vancouver, Vermont, New York, and Colorado. 22 UU churches in Florida were represented, as well as non-UU groups and individuals.
Audio recordings of many of the speakers and panel presentations are available on this website (follow links below), and videos will be posted on YouTube.
Friday morning (First panel - "The Interface Between Community and Cause"
Healing of the Earth by Restoring Rights
Patricia Siemen, Director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, Barry University School of Law, will discuss Earth Law and how care for the earth is integral to care for ourselves. Visit the CEJ Facebook Page.
Healing Our Democracy: Restoring Rights to Humans
George Friday works as consultant to nonprofit organizations seeking to build capacity and organizational strength while acknowledging and addressing issues of oppression and privilege in ways that build community. She is the Field Organizer for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and National Coordinator for the independent Progressive Politics Network, and an Executive Team member of Move to Amend.
Healing Ourselves in Body and Spirit
Will Allen, organic farmer, teacher and activist (Cedar Circle Farms, E. Thetford VT) and author of The War on Bugs. Will is a self-identified "food freak" and lifelong farmer. It is these primary passions -- growing, cooking and eating food -- that have led him to a lifetime of activism.
Bruce Alexander, professor and author of Peaceful Measures: Canada’s Way Out of the War on Drugs and The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit. When we think of addiction in the broadest sense, we realize that two of the most damaging addictions in society are the addiction to money and to the media circus. Can we set ourselves free of addictions of all kinds to think clearly, without bias, and with compassionate action for all living beings? Can our society begin to restore its own health, with the help of each of us? Visit Bruce's website.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM. – 6:00 PM
For information, see the Conference Schedule and Costs page
or call Rev. Gregory Wilson at 772-486-4029, or email Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org
Key concepts: Climate Disruption and Rights: Food, Water, Democracy, Healing