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.
The democratic process is partly liberal religion’s creation, and its bedrock. The idea that the people are sovereign–and not a king, a ‘great leader,’ or a junta, or plutocrats–is fundamental. Paired with that is the right to act on the basis of conscience. … read more.
How the opening phrase of the Quran regularly reminds Muslims of the pivotal role of compassion and mercy in our faith.
Some of our most spiritual moments—where we’re really connected with the divine—happen when we’re in service to others and service of a more just and peaceful world. How can we be Better Together?
Some of our UU co-religionists sneer at the word ‘toleration,’ because they want not mere toleration, but embrace or celebration of some cause or value. This attitude of disregard reveals ignorance of history, and of what a wonderful thing toleration is, especially when it is replacing bigotry and persecution.
Let’s start with mere toleration and move onward and upward from there.
In response to last week’s sermon “Faith in Action” we are going to do a special service on 11/17. In place of a sermon we will discuss social justice questions in a small group format.
The Social Justice Team will be using your answers as part of its work to re-energize UUCE’s commitment “to serve with love and compassion” from our mission statement.