The media continuously disseminates massive amounts of information: current events, analyses, opinions, statistics. This presents a challenge to accurately discern fact from fiction. When family, friends, neighbors espouse their beliefs and opinions that are external to our in-group, is it possible to step outside our … read more.
Speaker: Lorraine Lee
Have you ever asked that question? Or are you certain the response would be, “yes”? Or would you rephrase the question with another term or concept (Spirit of Life, the Great Mystery, Transcendent Love)? Or do you find the question nonsense or irrelevant? In 1985, … read more.
The UU 5th Principle states, “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” Inspiring and beautiful in theory; yet in practice, democracy is mired in conflict, beset by divisions, and inflamed by ardent animosity. … read more.
The lives of women written in our history books are good stories, and their deeds and values can apply to the present. We will celebrate Women’s History month by focusing on women who have impacted and inspired the lives our congregational members.
Unitarian-Universalism is defined to be a liberal religion. What does that mean, and what distinguishes Unitarian-Universalism from other liberal religions? Does religious liberalism overlap with political liberalism? What challenges does a liberal religion present? We will explore these questions, investigate the differences or ambiguities to … read more.
We Unitarian Universalists should be gratified and motivated by our heritage of leadership in social, economic, cultural and political reform. Speaking truth to power and challenging inequality and injustice is in our DNA, a core feature of our liberal religious faith and spiritual practice. This essential feature of our identity manifested itself widely and deeply in the struggle for universal suffrage, a struggle culminating in the passage in 1920 of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that accorded women in the United States the right to vote. On this first Sunday of Women’s History Month, in this the centennial year of the Amendment’s ratification, we’ll honor some prominent UU women leaders of the Suffrage Movement, among them Mary Wollstonecraft, Judith Sargent, Margaret Fuller, Lucy Stone, Mary Livermore, Julia Ward Howe, and Rev. Olympia Brown. Their work on behalf of human rights in general, and women’s rights in particular, was firmly grounded in a faith which held, as its highest ideal, the liberation of the human spirit from narrow thought, lifeless creed, and social codes that fail to serve human needs, including the deeply experienced need for self-determination and spiritual fulfillment.
Join us as we explore the third Unitarian Universalist principle: acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation, with a special emphasis on dealing with contradictions and differences of opinion among us.
“What is Reproductive Justice?” and “How is it different from Reproductive Rights?” Learn more about the movement which embodies the often-ignored needs and rights of women of color while also embracing the reproductive needs of everyone.