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News & Announcements
- Virtual Joint Summer Service
- Thank You For Supporting the UUSC
- A Message From Our Partner Church
- Weaving the Stories of Our Life Journey
- Film Screening – Healing From Hate
♦♦♦ Gem of The Week ♦♦♦
Line 3 Pipeline HypocrisyOn Monday, police arrested over 300 at a protest against the Line 3 Pipeline. The 2000 protesters - over 200 of whom were UUs - also included Native American tribes and their supporters, environmentalists and religious leaders, joined in solidarity to fight an expansion of Line 3, a $9 billion pipeline operated by the Canadian company, Enbridge, that would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil through Minnesota’s delicate watersheds and tribal lands. President Biden recently shut down the Keystone Pipeline citing environmental concerns. Yet tribal lawyer Tara Housaka notes, “You can’t cancel Keystone and then build an almost identical tar sands pipeline.”
Gems From Prior Weeks
George Floyd, One Year Later
Tuesday marked one year since George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by a police officer. What has changed? When does Change become Progress? Read this intro with links to a series of six articles from Politico that looks at that dynamic through multiple lenses.
Advocacy Earth Day
This Earth Day send a message to the messengers. Sign This Petition to ABC News, CBS News and NBC News: “Cover the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves.”
Healing From Hate Panel Discussion
In case you missed the excellent Panel Discussion that our church co-hosted on March 12 about the documentary film Healing From Hate, you may view it on here on Youtube.
This is a video of a TED talk by Christian Picciolini who was very deeply into the American Neo-Nazi movement. He very eloquently describes how and why he became so attracted to the movement, and what needs of his were fulfilled there. He also tells the story of how and why he got out, using the power of love to help himself and others that were trapped in the movement. This is a powerful and inspiring video. Christian Picciolini was also featured in the film Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of the Nation that many of you watched last month – see below for the link to the panel discussion about film.
"It’s our disconnection from each other. Hatred is borne of ignorance, fear is its father and isolation is its mother. When we don’t understand something we tend to be afraid of it and if we keep ourselves from it, that fear grows and sometimes it turns into hatred." - Christian Piccolini
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Wednesday Open Meditation
For All Levels of Meditators
Hosts: Pam Frederick, David Kendall
Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 p.m. online.
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Who we are
We are a liberal religious community of people of all ages who hold diverse theological beliefs. We come not only from Harvard, but also from many surrounding towns. We gather together "in the spirit of love," to worship, to learn, and to care for one another. We come together both to be comforted and accepted for who we are, and to be challenged to transform and grow as moral and spiritual persons.
We believe in the value of personal experience and reason, and use both as we explore the wisdom of the world's religious traditions, seeking to find and make meaning for ourselves. We celebrate and honor the prophetic words and deeds of many of those who've come before us, which call us to serve not only one another, but also those outside of our community. We long for a world that is fair and just and filled with compassion, and we work to make it so.
We welcome you! We'd love to have you join us on our journey!