Who Owns the World?

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Who Owns the World?

Achieving real social and economic justice will require more than just charity and generosity. We will also need to re-envision and re-interpret some of our system’s basic economic concepts. One approach is to rethink the meaning of property, following a path that Thomas Paine (inspired by Native American societies) laid out more than 200 years ago.

In today’s service, with a Bridging Ceremony, we also celebrate our high school seniors who graduated in 2023.

Doug Muder (he/him) is a former contributing editor and online columnist for UU World. His articles have also appeared in diverse religious and political publications like Religious Humanism, The Public Eye, and The New Humanism. A retired mathematician and author of “… for Dummies” books, he has been writing the news-and-politics blog “The Weekly Sift” since 2008. He is a member of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Guest preacher: Doug Muder

Worship Associate: Ed Haertel

Special music: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, piano

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Photo: NASA astronaut NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a moonrise over the western united states. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons