I’ve only visited Iowa once in my life, and it was there I had an ominous encounter with a murmuration of starlings. Always vigilant to a “nature wow” encounter, I found myself so close to this murmuration in the dark winter sky, that I ducked and ran for cover, feeling more like Tippi Hedren in […]

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 […]

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