Justice

Justice:

General

Until All Shall Be Free (video available) Lila Watson, a Gangulu-Australian artist and activist, says, “If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” 

Integrity of Conscience (video available) A sermon following the 2016 election and how liberal religious people can respond 

Charity and Self-Sufficiency on helping people or supporting ways for people to help themselves 

The Work of our Hands the spirituality of activism and justice-making

A People So Bold an exploration of the importance of justice-making in Unitarian Universalism and in our congregation

Back on the Bus Activism as exemplified by the “nuns on the bus” movement

Love and Justice why our justice-making work must be grounded in love

 

Immigration

On the Edge How shall we care for the ‘other’ in our communities, particularly the poor people and immigrants

Neighbors at an Unseen Border A moral and religious exploration of the American immigration debate

 

LGBTQ

A Welcoming Congregation: Still Standing! a re-commitment to being a ‘welcoming congregation’ to LGBTQ people

Disarming the Clobber Passages re-interpreting the biblical passages used against LGBTQ love.

Love Builds a Bridge Audre Lourde said, “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” A sermon about marriage equality for LGBTQ people

 

Peace

Peace vs. Justice Which value is more important? Are they ever in conflict? How do we reconcile them when they are?

Study War No More A sermon about the goal of world peace

Middle Peace for the Middle-East on seeking peace in the middle-east

 

Politics

Civility Amidst Polarized Politics About the loss of basic respectful discourse in our political dialogue

All Voices Day the religious value of the ‘democratic process’

In the Shadow of Lost Liberty on the importance of religious liberty and freedom

2nd Amendment and Our 2nd Principle on gun control and gun violence

 

Poverty

Arrogance at the Needle’s Eye a consideration of the realities of income inequality in our lives

The Immorality of Income Inequality an exploration of poverty and the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots

Heeding the Prophet Margin the centrality of caring for the poor and opposing systems of oppression

 

 

 

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