In the creation of our Beloved Community this sermon will ask: What contributions does the ancient spiritual wisdom of Africa have to offer at this time? Indigenous African Spirituality differs from what we in the West may refer to as “religion.” There is no fixed … read more.
Patriarchy may be defined as the rule of systems and societies by male supremacy in all political, moral and cultural authority. Patriarchy is the abuse of power based upon gender. It has been around, in between and on top for a very long time. Our … read more.
Ancient Taoist philosophers provided deep spiritual insight into the complex balance between the feminine and masculine principles. Margaret Emerson, HUUF member and author of the new book “Laotse, Waldo and Me,” will explore the nature of the dynamics of Yin and Yang and apply it … read more.
We say we don’t want war, yet there will always be conflict. Join us as we learn from Gilda Bettencourt about an international, nonpartisan, unarmed peacekeeping organization with the goal of protecting civilians and reducing violence in areas affected by armed conflict. This grassroots organization … read more.
“We commit ourselves to be present for support and assistance to one another in generosity of spirit, and sharing both our needs and strengths.” This is why the HUUF Caring Circle wants to explore with you, our congregation, how we can best respond to the … read more.
When asked, “How should we treat others?” Ramana Maharshi famously responded, “There are no others.” There is power in building inclusive community, where diversity isn’t just tolerated, but valued. Lark will look at group membership and inclusion from a gender diversity perspective.
Ralph Waldo Emerson referred to the Soul as “the wise silence.” Lao Tzu called it the Tao. Plato called it the “good and the beautiful.” Aristotle called it “being.” In Zulu it’s called “Moya.” In Judaism some call it “Ein Sof,” that which is everything … read more.
What does it mean to belong to a community? Well, asking for what you need is belonging to a community. Needing one another is belonging to a community. Sharing your gifts is belonging to a community. Sharing your weaknesses is belonging to a community.
It is true that the word democracy is nowhere to be found in our Constitution or in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, we refer to our government as a democracy. As it turns out, our founders actually feared democratic rule. They preferred the word “republic.” … read more.
In a polarized society where differences divide rather than unite us, what is a faithful response to building beloved community? What does multicultural transformation mean, and what might it look like? How can we foster inclusion and equity by both increasing our intercultural competency and … read more.