Gandhi once called poverty “the worst form of violence.” The opposite of peace. Why did he say that? Let’s take a look at a video that might help us begin to understand. Our narrator is scientist Franz de Waal, and he’s going to walk us through a recent study on fairness…. Economic unfairness—with poverty as […]

For all that is our life we sing our thanks and praise; for all life is a gift which we are called to use to build the common good and make our own days glad. For Unitarian Universalist theologian Rebecca Parker, this hymn gets it precisely right. “And yet,” she says, “there is some whiff […]

What do you think: can a person, with genuine integrity, make a promise they know they are likely to violate? But why on earth would I or anyone want to make such a promise anyway? I speak for myself when I say, Because I can’t help it!  The Universalism in my Unitarian Universalism tells me that […]

Nineteenth-century Universalists, I learned in seminary, were preoccupied with history. They were on the outside looking in and wanted to be seen as credible by their contemporaries. One of the ways they sought to establish credibility was to trace their roots to the beginnings of Christianity and even beyond, into the deeps of Egypt and […]

Part 1 On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday here at UUCA, we remember the great man and we listen to his resonant voice, how his words at the start of his sermon entitled “The Drum Major Instinct” slowly and precisely fall and are driven home. I don’t know if he ever called himself […]

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