Homily- Nia Lovvorn I don’t stand for the pledge. I haven’t since I was in seventh grade, when my teacher said we had to because it was respectful. Looking back, I wish I could have gotten the chance to explain why I don’t stand for the pledge. I probably would have said something along the […]

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 […]

Though I cannot promise to solve world peace in a single sermon, I can promise we’ll go on a journey together.  We’ll examine a Unitarian Universalist ethical approach to Peacemaking, I’ll propose a relationship to that ethic, we’ll take a trip (in our minds) to a museum, we’ll learn about a game, and finally let’s […]

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 […]

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