Remember when Mitch McConnell said of Elizabeth Warren, “She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Ever since those words were uttered, I’ve wondered where we as UUs, in our commitment to fairness, equality, and … read more.
Topic: Social Justice
The need to look at how we as UUs can address systemic racism and oppression within our movement and within our principles has been a topic of discussion for a very long time. In 2013, the first draft of an 8th principle was crafted to … read more.
What if to “side with love” meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, … read more.
Parker Palmer’s book Healing the Heart of Democracy: the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit provides a jumping off point for this reflective sermon on imagining what that kind of a politics would look like – feel like. After all, if … read more.
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. He had a vision of what beloved community would look like. He used his imagination to invite us into a larger space of possibility. But can we really do that all at once? What can I do now?
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Our democracy is under attack not just in rhetoric, but also by violent insurrection. We have felt it building for years. The questions are many, the answers are simple – and complicated. How did we get here? Where do we go from here? What is … read more.
2020 has been hard in a lot of ways, but now, as we come out of a very long election season, we have numbers that show us how divided was are as a country. What do our UU values tell us about staying in relation … read more.
Now that it is mostly over…a bitter election process that never seemed to get here…or end. How do we even think about healing when our shoulders are still tensed up to our ears? Can I open my eyes yet? In these tender times, how do … read more.
On this “Columbus Day” we explore a people’s history that debunks a founding myth. Celebrations and statues, even literature and popular culture, cover up truths that we’d rather ignore. It is time to unmask the myth and lift up Indigenous people, their history, life, and … read more.
Join us for a dynamic celebration of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement. Rev. Ron Payne, a First UUer, was in Selma and will tell us all about it. Wahru Cleveland and Joyce will be drumming. Bring your drum to join in the benediction.