“The prophetic liberal church is the church in which persons think and work together to interpret the signs of the times in light of their faith, to make explicit through discussion the epochal thinking that the times demand. The prophetic liberal church is the church in which all members share the common responsibility to foresee the consequences of human behavior (both individual and institutional), with the intention of making history in place of being merely pushed around by it.” ~ James Luther Adams, The Prophethood of All Believers
The Unitarian Universalist Association selected Paul Rasor’s, Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square to be its Common Read for 2014-15. Timely when written, and perhaps more so now, the author addresses head-on our UU tendency to avoid using religious references in our social justice work. This service will share the book’s premise that engaging in social witness through the lens of our UU principles and spirituality is as powerfully important as using evidence- and reason-based argument to support our beliefs in the public arena.
Please note that this will not be a time to debate public policy nor politics. It will be a time to discern how your ethics, your religion and your spirituality will help you in your social justice work. We celebrate each other’s inherent worth and dignity and nurture a free and responsible search for truth and meaning for all!
Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery card available during both services.