Movies That Matter Presents a Documentary Film on the Religious Environmental Movement, June 21

Kick off your celebration of the Summer Solstice with the film Renewal, a documentary about people of faith building a sustainable future, shown on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim.

With great courage, Americans are re-examining what it means to be human and how we choose to live on this planet. The religious-environmental movement is experiencing growth as people from diverse traditions work to build a sustainable future inspired by Americans who are answering a spiritual call to confront the enormous challenges of environmental degradation.

Described as “heart-warming and tingly”, this documentary illustrates how people of many faiths – Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim – are finding ways to become caretakers of the Earth. Examples portrayed include Catholics and Native Americans protecting land and water together as well as Interfaith Power and Light mounting a religious response to ecology.

If you have ever felt like there is no hope, you need to see this film.

As Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature notes, “The movement is potentially the key to dealing with the greatest problem humans have ever faced. I hope this film moves people off the fence and into action.”

Movies That Matter are presented by the Social Responsibility Committee of the UU Fellowship. This series of thought-provoking films is free and open to the public with screenings on the third Tuesday each month. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. For information call 854-7559 or visit

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