Mission Summary: To spread the truth about fracking to faith communities
throughout Ohio and beyond: Fracking harms God’s Creation. It must be stopped, AND…
We must move to a new paradigm of renewable energy if we are to save God’s Creation, which sustains all life on earth.
OUR COMPLETE MISSION STATEMENT: (View or Download “FaCT Mission/Vision Statement“ as a PDF)
Thank you for a great meeting
on October 26!
We will not be meeting for a while, due to the approaching holiday season.
Watch this space for announcement
of the date and location of our next meeting.
Would your place of worship be willing to host a FaCT General Meeting?
Contact Ron Prosek, Convener: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a few weeks ago, 400,000 people took to the streets, calling our leaders, our captains of industry and government, to hear the cry of the people, the demand for climate justice. More than 1500 Unitarian Universalists, nearly 1 percent of our entire membership, were on NYC streets that day. We stood alongside the Evangelicals and Pentecostals, between the Buddhists and the Quakers.
We could hear the Jews blowing their Shofars and the Pagans banging their drums and we all cheered and chanted, calling all of Earth’s people to Wake Up! We are in a climate crisis, an almost incomprehensible emergency and it’s time to wake up!
The rational that led to slavery and colonization and the deprivation of humans at various times in history is the same thought process leading to the destruction of earth. It is the framework that suggests everything is in service to the dominant class. If we fight racism, classism or sexism but don’t extend the models of oppression to Earth, we are continuing the degradation of the planet. If we work for environmental sustainability but not socially sustainable models, we are supporting the paradigm which will ultimately terminate Earth’s ability to maintain human life. The fight for justice is the fight for life in every form. The dismantling of the human power structure of dominance is the dismantling of the same structure that dominates Earth.
A pro-energy platform, sans fossil fuels
Attention Churches: You may be approached to sign oil/gas drilling leases. Just say “No.”
Shale Oil Drilling Targeting Akron Neighborhoods
The shale oil and natural gas drilling rush in Ohio is now seeping into some Akron neighborhoods. Sixth Ward Akron City councilman Bob Hoch ( Hoke) tells AkronNewsNow several residents in his Ellet ward expressed their concerns at this week’s council meeting over more companies seeking drilling leases in their neighborhoods. Hoch says the drillers need a larger area of land to drill so they’re approaching churches in residential areas for the right to drill on their property.
World Council Of Churches Divests From Fossil Fuels
The Huffington Post | By Yasmine Hafiz
The Unitarian Universalist Association Joins Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement
June 28, 2014
For more information, contact:
UUA’s Public Relations Director
(617) 948-4386 (office)
BOSTON–Delegates at the 2014 General Assembly (GA) of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) meeting in Providence, RI, today passed a resolution calling for divestment from fossil fuel companies in the UUA Common Endowment Fund (UUCEF).
FaCT-OV – FaCT of the Ohio Valley
Our affiliate, FaCT of the Ohio Valley [FaCT-OV], serves Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties in Ohio and Brooke, Marshall, and Ohio Counties in West Virginia. FaCT-OV meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. at the Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellaire, OH. For more information, please contact Pat Jacobson at: Patnjake@sprynet.com
EnerGreen pulls lease request for site in eastern Ohio
The dispute over EnerGreen 360′s plan to develop a site in the East Ohio Regional Industrial Park in Barnesville has been resolved, with the company agreeing to withdraw its lease request, reports the Times Leader in Martins Ferry.
The newspaper says EnerGreen’s plan called for the use of recycled earthen materials from the construction of oil and gas wells in the industrial park. The plan had drawn community opposition, but an EnerGreen executive said the decision to withdraw the request was based on the industrial park not fitting the company’s current business model due to site costs.
For Baseline and Follow-up testing of your water wells, be sure that you are using ONLY Ohio EPA Certified Testing Labs. Follow the Link below to a comprehensive list of certified labs:
(You should get Tier III Testing)
Statements of Conscience on Fracking and on the Environment:
Faith and Fracking [From New York State - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - VERY INSPIRING]
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OHIO VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH in Bellaire, OH