By Eric Bliss, Youth Ministry Specialist, Congregational Life Staff

Do you have a passion for environmental justice?

Have you been interested to partner with grassroots organizations to create a lasting partnership in solidarity with local communities?

Have you ever wanted to make a real difference while learning hands on skills and concepts?

You are invited to the “Pacific Western Region Justice Journey: Roots, Reflections and Relationships –  An Environmental Justice Journey,  a week-long immersion experience focusing on environmental sustainability through service, learning and a meditation practice designed to be reflective and to sustain future justice work.

Logistics:  Sat. night, July 14 – Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2018 at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church  300 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA.

25 multigenerational participants – youth (rising 9th – rising 12th graders), YA’s and adults. Families with youth, YA’s and adults welcome. Cost is $550.00 per person for 8 days. All meals, lodging at the church, local transportation. (Air and ground Transportation to the Throop Church is not included.)  Staff: Eric Bliss, PWR Youth Specialist, Rev. Jaelynn Scott, Buddhist minister and U.U. Religious Educator, Katie Covey, PWR Mission Trip Lead.

Scholarships are available!

The Pacific Western Region Mission Trip provides an opportunity to practice environmental sustainability in the unique permaculture urban garden at Throop, as well as a variety of community projects and events. In addition, the group will engage in centering meditative UU and Buddhist practices as developed by Rev. Jaelynn Scott’s Mutuality Movement as a way to build a lifelong foundation for justice work and compassionate understanding.  Registration:  Contact: Katie Covey, PWR Mission Trip Lead at

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Hope to see you in Pasadena!