How can I live with courage and integrity when the culture provides unearned benefits to me in my identities as white, male, heterosexual,able-bodied and middle class? How do I navigate the moral ambiguity if I live with some dominant identities and some targeted identities? Is it possible to find spiritual wholeness when those with those advantaged identities have perpetrated so much pain and suffering? How does one navigate the denial and guilt that attaches to those identities in order to stand in solidarity with those targeted for oppression?
Explore these questions as Ken Wagner shares part of his journey in grappling with these questions in a sermon entitled, “Resisting White Supremacy – What is in it for White People.” You may be surprised at the potential for spiritual wholeness and liberation on a very personal level.
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January Dedicated Offering for Nueva Esperanza rescheduled for February 3
Dedicated Offerings recognize and financially support worthy organizations engaged in projects that reflect our Unitarian-Universalist principles.
Nueva Esperanza is a grass-roots, community-building agency in Holyoke, helping Puerto Rican families (including those displaced by Hurricane Maria) and Afro-Caribbean families succeed in their new homes in Western Massachusetts. Due to the cancellation of our January 20 service because of weather, our offering will be held on February 3 to help move forward their good work.
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- Ministerial Search Committee Report – December 2018
- From the President – Karen Fisk – December 2018
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