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October Meeting:  The Man Who Saved the World

October Meeting: The Man Who Saved the World

For decades his story was unknown to the world. Few people know of Stanislav Petrov… yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The Man Who Saved the World app.gruvi.tv/themanwhosavedtheworldus An epic Cold War thriller that sends shivers down your spine and shows us just how close we came to Apocalypse … […]

The Waiting Room Film

The Waiting Room Film

The Social Concerns Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Paula present September 25, 6:30 pm, 740 E. Main St. Free presentation, donation accepted. Discussion

Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

Global tensions are on the rise and U.S. relations with Russia and several other countries are tense and growing worse. What’s more, the United States plans to build smaller nuclear weapons for “nuclear war fighting” as part of a plan to rebuild the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal at the staggering cost of $1.7 trillion over […]

Rise for Climate Saturday, September 8

Rise for Climate Saturday, September 8

People are rising up around the world on September 8th to demand real climate leadership from every level of government. One week before civic leaders meet in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, we will mobilize to show that true climate leadership means nothing less than a fast, fair and just transition to […]

Dr. David Pellow on Critical Environmental Justice

Dr. David Pellow on Critical Environmental Justice

How are social inequality and environmental pollution related? Why is it important to address the suffering of marginalized humans and the degradation of the ecosystem simultaneously? Dr. Pellow, a respected scholar, teacher, thought leader and author, will share with us highlights of his most recent book: What is Critical Environmental Justice? Unitarian-Universalist Church 5654 Ralston […]

Remembering Hiroshima and Honoring the Role of Civil Society in the Cause of Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Remembering Hiroshima and Honoring the Role of Civil Society in the Cause of Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Sunday,  August 5 3:00 to 5:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura As we reflect again on the anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons,  we also mark the first anniversary of  the United Nations’ Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, passed on July 7, 2017.  122 nations – comprising almost two-thirds […]

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 – Awaiting Good Faith

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 – Awaiting Good Faith

by Robert Dodge 50 years ago on July 1, 1968 the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was signed. This landmark nuclear arms control treaty brought the world’s nuclear powers together with the ultimate goal of eliminating nuclear weapons by engaging in good faith efforts toward that end. Unfortunately, there was no legal mandate to enforce this […]

Ojai celebrates its Nuclear Free Zone Resolution in 4th of July Parade

Ojai celebrates its Nuclear Free Zone Resolution in 4th of July Parade

                        On April 10, 2018, the city of Ojai, California adopted a resolution declaring the city the first nuclear-free zone in decades. Against the backdrop of events over the past year, and recognizing the catastrophic human consequences of any use of nuclear weapons plus […]

June Meeting: The World is my Country

Join us for a preview  screening of the documentary film The World Is My Country,  for consideration in an Earth Charter Film Festival in October. Sunday,  June 3 3:00 to 5:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura The World Is My Country tells the story of World Citizen #1 Garry Davis, […]

The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century.  Various UN agencies and visionary thinkers developed the Earth Charter over a ten-year period.  The final version was approved at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in the year 2000.  The Charter has been endorsed […]