Patriarchy is a multi-layered system of oppression. How is patriarchy at work in Unitarian Universalism today? What progress have we made against patriarchy? What can all of us do to create a community of greater gender equality and fairness?
Many religious and cultural traditions celebrate and honor the dead around November 2nd —for example, Dia de Muertos in Mexico and All Souls Day in some Christian denominations. Our commemoration of this holiday will specifically honor two members of our congregation, Prad Mathur and Vicki Chessin, who have recently passed.
By Joyce Henricks
We hear a lot about "witch-hunts" today, but not about witches, except perhaps at Halloween. However, if we look more carefully at the past and ask the following questions - Who were the witches? Why were they treated as such? and How were they treated? - we can find some interesting similarities to today!
When Unitarian Universalists are asked what we believe in, often we respond in the negative: we don’t have to believe in God in this religion, we don’t use a holy text as the authority for truth. So what do we believe in? Many of us would point to the seven principles and six sources, which we will examine more closely in this service.
Recently, an article about transgender issues was published in the UU World magazine by a well-meaning cisgender woman. The article prompted immediate criticism from the trans community, resulting in apologies from the magazine’s editor and the UUA president. What can we learn from this about transgender issues, about trying to be an ally, and about accountability in a faith community?
Humans are social creatures, so having a sense of belonging is something that we all want. Hopefully, belonging does not mean excluding others. How can we foster a greater sense of belonging here in our Fellowship, and how can we see this issue in a society that is increasingly divided?
Sermon by Guy Newland
Allies in justice work have splintered over the practice of “calling out” instances of insensitivity.
How can we work together against the evils of racism today?
Services are lead by our minister Andrew Frantz unless otherwise indicated.
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