2014 Conference

Second Conference - February 21-22, 2014

Communities Coming Together to Heal Our World and Ourselves

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 some 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"

Rev. Dr. Gregory Wilson

Jeff Wolfe

Pat Alexander

Saturday afternoon Keynote: Dr. Will Allen

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.

Conference Co-Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brevard,  Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida and the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach

Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM. – 6:00 PM

All fees sliding scale. Affordable lodging available.

For information, see the Conference Schedule and Costs page

or call Rev. Gregory Wilson at 772-486-4029,  or email Gregory at gvwilson@bellsouth.net

Key concepts: Climate Disruption and Rights: Food, Water, Democracy, Healing

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