Sermons on Social Justice
Thoughts about lessons from the greater UU community with ideas we can learn from the Native American community and our place as UU’s of action.
Fatigued by news that agitates and enervates? Let us seek out positive news that inspires us with a transformative outlook for our world; and let’s do it together.
by Paul Higginbotham Explore how to maintain the strength and resilience of the queer spirit throughout the year. This sermon offers support and guidance for challenging times when the festivities of Pride Month seem distant. (Click Save to download a .pdf of the sermon)
In light of recent events, this week we’ll talk about our responsibility as UUs to not just “talk the talk”, but instead, “walk the walk” when it comes to what we believe. Even when – in fact, especially when – it feels uncomfortable, difficult, and disruptive to do so.
Dr. King spoke to the Unitarian Universalist Association as a distinguished guest to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer in 1966. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, this Sunday we will hear excerpts from his talk titled “Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution”
In honor of the Labor Day weekend, we’ll be exploring the history of the holiday and the history of the labor movement in the United States. Even more importantly, we’ll consider what workers’ rights and the unionization of the workforce means for us as individuals and as Unitarian Universalists.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” With LGBTQ+ rights under attack in cities and states across the nation, it can be hard to see the arc of the LGBTQ+ universe. This morning we’ll take a brief look at the history of acceptance in our country and the wins that give hope for the future.
With the possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade in the coming weeks, the question of bodily autonomy is once again at the forefront of our national debate. We’ll be exploring the history of Roe vs. Wade and the bodily rights granted to us by the Constitution along with delving into the questions of who does my body belong to and what rights do I (and others) have over it from a moral, ethical, and legal perspective?
As a community of people rooted in compassion, in a world of seemingly endless causes, how do we possibly manage to focus our time, energy and resources to effectively make a change without completely burning ourselves out? This service, we’ll talk about Activism Fatigue and how to deal with the overwhelm
Have you ever noticed a small hopefully flower growing out of a crack in the concrete? What joy it brings!
Many of us fall into the comfortable routine of seeing MLK Day as a celebration of America’s eradication of racism. But is it?