On this Mother’s Day, I am asking a question that was on the heart and mind of the Mother of our religious tradition: Queen Isabella of Transylvania. What if shift happens? In her day, 450 years ago, what the King believed was what each of his subjects ought to believe, on pain of persecution and […]

450 years ago, the story of our Unitarian Universalist religious freedom began. Queen Isabella’s vision was made real by her son, King John Sigismund, through his Edict of Torda. We heard that part of the story last week. This week, we look to a turning point in our history that changed us utterly and forever, […]

These days, despair is preached. The sort of despair that makes it inescapable and inevitable that, one day, we will write a letter to future generations telling them we are so very sorry for what we did to the planet, so very sorry for listening to people who made excuses, so very sorry they (our […]

We are blessing the children this Easter morning at UUCA, and I’d like to add to Taryn’s reflections on what that can mean for us by diving deep into the inspiration for our blessing ritual today: a story from the Christian scriptures, the Gospel of Mark. One day some parents brought their children to Jesus […]

HOMILY –  Rev. Anthony Makar What If? A film from 2003 called Children Full of Life documents a fourth-grade class in a school in Japan, where the teacher, Toshiro Kanamori, has established a goal of children learning how to be happy and how to be compassionate and kind. We just saw one of the ways […]