As we explore ways to begin again and see anew, it can help to broaden perspectives beyond our community, state, and even country. How are other parts of the world addressing similar challenges? What steps are being taken to help affect change on a global basis? And how do those ideals match with our UU values?
In 2015, United Nations member nations adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030. The 17 interlinked goals, which cover areas such as poverty, education, gender equality, clean energy, climate action, and peace and justice, are designed to help protect the environment as well as satisfy human needs. Many align with Unitarian Universalist’s seven Principles, which focus on equity, compassion, the inherent worth and dignity of all, and respect for the world’s interdependent web.
On Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte member Joe Hoff will provide an overview of the UN SDGs, what the United States is doing to meet these goals, and how we can incorporate them into our daily lives. Those who register for this program will be asked to review the SDGs beforehand.
This session will be held in person in Freeman Hall.
Register here for the Oct. 12 UN SDGs session: https://bit.ly/Oct12UNSDGs