In this era of deep divisions, plumbing those depths can help us better comprehend the underlying dynamics at work. This allows us to respond creatively and effectively, thus empowering inclusive “we visions” that will help birth a more just and sustainable society.
“Tolerance” has become a bit of a dirty word as those pushed to the margins rightly press for more than simply being tolerated. For example, LGBTQIA folks don’t want their religious community just to tolerate them, but to celebrate them. Intermarried couples don’t want to … read more.
Each year, the Unitarian Universalist Association president invites a distinguished guest to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer. This year, two champions of freedom and equality shared the stage: Stacey Abrams, who served as Democratic Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives … read more.
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How do we move forward together as such a divided nation? How do we proceed “with … read more.
In a faraway land, almost 2,500 years before the United States was established, the prophet Jeremiah wept and admonished: “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” The myth of white supremacy is a mortal wound to our country. It has been bandaged and salved, but never treated like the danger it is. Perhaps the one hopeful aspect of this terrible week can be that we will at last recognize the nature of this wound–the correct diagnosis being crucial for healing, as any doctor knows. As a congregation, as Unitarian Universalists, we are called to be such healers.
Special music: Aaron Lington, saxophone, and Victoria Lington, piano; Julia Bullock, soprano, and Christian Rief, piano
The order of service is here.