Unitarians oppose pipeline

The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship board of trustees voted against the construction of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship board of trustees voted last  Sunday against the construction of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

They want the candidates in our B.C. election to know where they stand on this issue, and encourage whoever forms the next government to oppose the pipeline.

Rev. Meg Roberts, consulting minister of the Comox Valley congregation, explains why Unitarians are speaking up about the pipeline:

“The Canadian Unitarian Council’s principles call us to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations, and respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. The Enbridge pipeline breaks this web of life.

“Unitarians are speaking out in support for First Nations’ rights, and Canadian Unitarians’ concerns about the dangers posed by the construction of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Our local board didn’t want to wait until this resolution will be passed later in May, so decided now was the time to make our voices heard.”

Fellow Unitarians across Canada will vote on a resolution against the Enbridge pipeline May 17 in Calgary at the Canadian Unitarian Council’s annual meeting.

Kate Chung, the mover of that resolution from the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, states: “The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline threatens the air, the food sources, and the water upon which the people and all other living creatures of the land, rivers, coastal areas, and ocean depend for their life, health and well-being.”

She and others from 25 congregations across Canada move that:  “The Canadian Unitarian Council opposes the construction of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.”

Unitarians have been working for ecological justice since the 1970s. The CVUF is part of a worldwide liberal religious community and a member of the Canadian Unitarian Council.

They come together on the first and third Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. with time for an ‘early bird sing’ at 3:30 p.m. For more information on this or other Unitarian programs, visit www.cvuf.ca or call 250-890-9262.

— Comox Valley Unitarians

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