Citing the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) longstanding support for conservation efforts and environmental protection, First Parish notes that it applied to the UUA to become a “Green Sanctuary,” a status that requires, among other things, installing solar panels to generate 75 percent of all energy used by the congregation.
The complaint argues that achieving this goal is a required part of their faith tradition.
“In modern times, adherence to the Seventh Principle has involved confronting and mitigating evolving environmental threats,” the complaint reads. “By far the most pressing of these threats in today’s world is climate change. As such, Unitarian Universalists across the nation believe that their religion necessarily involves taking action on a personal, congregational and community level to confine and mitigate mankind’s role in causing and exacerbating global warming.”
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