2016 -11-6-13th, Destiny Disrupted

A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes.     Al Browne presented a 4 part series on Islamic History, giving a review of a book by the same title.  This 4 part series includes two Sunday Sermons and two second hour discussions.  They are all included in this posting for your convenience.

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2016, October 16: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the Attribute of the Strong ~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Del Carpenter (CA) In honor of the Jewish tradition of Yom Kippur, once a year we pause and reflect on the spiritual practice of repentance and forgiveness. Gandhi wrote, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” How can we build our strength to succeed in this task?

 

2016, October 9 Have You Got Class

Al Hays gave this sermon on Inequality.   Most of us have read the grim statistics on growing inequality in American society. As the old song says “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” Meanwhile, the middle class continues to erode. However, before we can effectively address these societal issues we need to examine our own attitudes toward inequality. What messages about class status did we receive as kids? How do we view ourselves in relation to the very rich (the one percenters) and the poor? Do we even have adequate language to talk about these issues? Also, how do class biases affect our own religious movement? Do they creep in in ways that we are not aware of that may limit the people we can reach?   To Listen to this service click here.

2016, October 2 : The Unitarian and Democracy

Rev Eva Cameron.  Just why is it that UU’s are so interconnected with the ideas of democracy and the democratic process?  Rev Eva explores some of our UU history, and what it means to us today as we prepare for the upcoming election.  To listen to this service click here.