What did we Learn? Utopian Visions, Part II Rev. John Marsh Some utopian experiments came to abrupt ends (remember the one with the Kool-Aid?). Some stories feature villains who betrayed the ideals of community for their own material gain. Other communities flourished for a time, diminished, and then reformed themselves, becoming more like a company … Continued
Monthly Archives: September 2016
The Long Loneliness and the Harsh and Dreadful Love Lay speaker James Gentile A celebration of the legacy of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. Dorothy Day was a journalist, social activist, and a convert to Catholicism. She taught the Berrigan brothers about non-violent resistance, and believed it was just as important to feed … Continued
Let’s Be Perfect! Utopian Visions, Part I Rev. John Marsh North America was and is awash with attempts to form the perfect society. Boston was to be “a city on a hill.” Philadelphia was William Penn’s “holy experiment.” The state of Georgia was started as an experiment to have a society free of slavery at … Continued
Days of Awe Rev. John Marsh Lessons for Unitarian Universalists from the celebration of the Jewish New Year.
Putting Our Best Foot Forward: Why We Take Positions on Matters of Social Import Rev. John Marsh Taking stands on social issues can divide us against ourselves, can seem to run against what we say about the importance of the individual conscience, can seem like people are playing at being holier than thou rather than … Continued