Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building

My Walk of Hope and Change – Sunday, November 2

The First Unitarian Universalist Green Sanctuary Team, San Antonio Interfaith Power & Light, and Compassionate San Antonio present My Walk of Hope and Change: Transforming Women’s Water Burdens into Economic Opportunities in East Africa by Rose Wamalwa on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 12:30pm at the Fellowship Hall of First Unitarian Universalist Church (7150 W. Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78213).
Rose Wamalwa
Ms. Wamalwa is the founder and program director of Women in Water and Natural Resources Conservation (WE-CAN) in Kakamega, Kenya. She is in the US  for four months with the Community Solutions Program of the US Department of State, in partnership with IREX, to work with the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA) on local issues of water quality and conservation and to mitigate non-point sources of water pollution. She hopes to establish relationships and learn about water quality and water conservation programs that can translate into the creation of similar projects in Africa.The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders that matches global leaders with organizations across the United States to collaborate on projects and leave them better positioned to make lasting change in their home communities. GEAA was chosen as one of 60 American organizations to host Community Solutions Leaders this fall.

Born and raised in rural Kenya, Rose recalls walking 5 KM with a jerrican balanced on her head to bring home water. Growing up she experienced the abuse, harassment and discrimination of women in her community. WE-CAN was created in response to the need to strengthen and build home grown capacity, empowering African women to seek solutions for African communities.

Rose’s goal is to pursue an integrated socio-economic and cultural development approach in the fight against poverty and social exclusion through grass-root organizing of communities and families. In collaboration with the Global Women’s Water Initiative, WE-CAN has trained 3,000 women In Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania on WASH and its related technologies, and has constructed 50 rain water harvesting tanks and 20 ventilated pit latrines.

Learn first-hand about this extraordinary woman and the work she is doing to improve the lives of women in Africa. A light lunch will be provided for those attending.

Note: Daylight savings time ends at 2am on November 2nd. Fall back one hour!

Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building

Teaming with Wildlife: The State of Nature in Texas – Thursday, October 16

San Antonio Interfaith Power & Light and Compassionate San Antonio present2014-10-16TWW Flyer-SAIPL
Teaming with Wildlife: The State of Nature in Texas 

with wildlife biologist Richard Heilbrun
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7‐8:30 pm
Unity Church of San Antonio
1723 W. Lawndale Dr. (corner of Broadway & Lawndale), San Antonio, TX 78209

Wildlife Biologist Richard Heilbrun will present “The State of Nature” in Texas, and discuss emerging issues facing our state’s natural resources, including a grassroots effort to speak for the wildlife that cannot speak for themselves. Managing Texas’s critters and wild places means involving all Texans in the “Conservation Conversation.” Richard will discuss how we can participate in “Keeping Texas Wild!”

This is a stop on Compassionate San Antonio‘s Pilgrimage of Compassion.

Creation and Spirituality program with Dr. William Greenway, 9/9

2014-09-09CreationSpiritualityFlyerSan Antonio Interfaith Power & Light and Compassionate San Antonio present
Creation and Spirituality: Awakening Passion for the Environment in People of Faith
featuring Dr. William Greenway, Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7‐8:30 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
4201 De Zavala Road; San Antonio, TX 78249

As people of faith, regardless of our religion, we are called to be stewards of God’s creation. What does that involve? With the upcoming Encyclical by Pope Francis on caring for creation, this is a timely issue.

The evening begins with a presentation by Dr. Greenway from an open Christian perspective that focuses upon vital aspects of spirituality shared by Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu and other great faith traditions. There will be ample time for questions and discussions about how we can take personal action.

This is a stop on Compassionate San Antonio‘s Pilgrimage of Compassion.

Information is also available at the Texas Interfaith Power & Light website.

Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building

Green Sanctuary Team Meeting: Wednesday, June 4 at 7pm

Join us at the Green Sanctuary Team Meeting!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
7pm, Fellowship Hall, Channing-Murray Building

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