In our religious lives, the democratic process requires trust in the development of each individual conscience—a belief that such development is possible for each of us, as well as a commitment to cultivate our own conscience. We could call it a commitment to the value … read more.
Topic: Social Justice
What we can do towards justice in the world
The Rev. Allison Farnum speaks about her work in the Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois as a way to invite all of us into the spirit of renewal to which our liberal religious faith calls us. Rev. Allison Farnum is a Unitarian Universalist … read more.
John Lewis died July 17th, and it got a lot of attention. But because of the pandemic, and the election, his life and death are already receding from consciousness. Before we let go any further, I want to talk about Lewis’ role in a civil … read more.
How do we decide what is correct and good? Let’s explore what happens when we choose differently.
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Apologizing is one of the very first social behaviors we are taught, but the instruction we’re given as young children isn’t necessarily setting us up for success as adults. Especially in an age of call-out culture, well-meant apologies can sometimes do more harm than good. … read more.
On this Mother’s Day, we celebrate mothering in all its different forms, from all its different practitioners, upon all its different recipients. We will speak about the special day for your mother, and why not so much for all mothers. We will also look in … read more.
We celebrate Earth Day this week, and speak also about our 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
This Sunday, at 10:30am and again at 7pm, we offer a virtual Service on some of the ways to maintain equanimity during the pandemic. Instructions for joining by Zoom below:
Here is how to Zoom (ZUUM):
1) Close all applications and files except your browser. (Chrome browser … read more.
Democracy is under renewed and redoubled attack, here and everywhere it exists. Let us all answer the call to stand up for our democracy and all democracy in every way we can, with particular attention to using the power of the ballot box to … read more.
After all those years of struggle and pain, we seem only halfway toward basic equality for everyone. Fear and loathing are still far too common. But culture is shifting faster than ever. Black Lives Matter is causing us to rethink. And … read more.