by Connie Barlow and Jon Cleland-Host
In mid January, Connie Barlow, Jon Cleland-Host, Michael Dowd, Joshua Gorman, and Tom Atlee all contributed brief summaries of ongoing and future projects among us that merit attention during this "Year of Evolution" (the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th of his On the Origin of Species). Next we brainstormed on each project during a two-hour conference call. Connie then compiled the short summaries into a pdf and posted them online.
A total of 26 projects are listed in that document. Several are now complete and others are underway. Most time-sensitive were two proposed by Jon-Cleland Host: "Darwin Day Worship Materials" and "Darwin Day Letters to
Editors." Both were instigated by Jon, with additions and editing by Connie. Both were completed on time, and an email was sent to a thousand Unitarian Universalist clergy and lay leaders to alert them to these resources in advance of Darwin Day, February 12.
If you are curious as to what we are up to, check out this link. Only two or three of the 26 projects will require funding to pursue. The rest we are just doing for the love of it. Perhaps you, too, will be inspired to find a way to contribute your talents toward some service or project in this "Year of Evolution."