“What?!? Are You Crazy Or What?” Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski Aristotle reportedly observed that “no great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” Do our observations of the behavior of others as being “different” or “abnormal” too easily morph into judgments on their sanity, and perhaps further into hate or distrust? As Henry … Continued
Join us for viewing and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s film 13th. Friday, November 4 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm UU Center, 75 S. Pomona Rd, Galloway NJ Child-friendly event: A kids’ movie (TBA) will be shown in a separate room. Tell us you’re coming! Facebook Event From Huffington Post: Ava DuVernay Hopes … Continued
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
Labor and Justice Lay speaker Kit Marlowe Our work and employment determines much about our health and social happiness. UUs strive for fairness in spiritual, political, and economic relationships, and labor unions can give workers enough power to negotiate a fair deal. Here’s to a better understanding of economic justice.
Women: The Struggle Toward Rights Equality Presented by the Women of the Margaret Fuller Circle Sit with us as we hear the voices of 4 women in United States history sharing their stories about life, family, and their concerns regarding women’s rights.
A discussion on the nature of white privilege and how it harms people of all racial groups. Why does the concept of “privilege” make people defensive? And what is it like to be a white person coming to terms with it? YouTube Video at https://youtu.be/T9p8GeaCpSU
The DUUdes Abide Presented by the UUCSJS Men’s Group The UUCSJS Men’s Group (aka "dUUdes") have met for years, leaving a (litter-free) trail of beer, wings, and veggie meatballs from here to Murray Grove. In the midst of such debauchery, they have created an accepting environment bypassing the restrictive cultural expectations of masculinity. We will … Continued
A Community of Reverence Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski Our Unitarian Universalist faith is manifested in the satisfying sense of community and friendship it inspires. But does that relationship extend into "reverence?" And should it? As many of us left our previous faith did we leave a vexing hole where reverence once resided? Do we fear … Continued
The Golden Rule as Personal Foreign Policy: Reclaiming the Story of Watkuweis Lay speaker Bud Smith With laws on the books such as Stand Your Ground, we’ve entered a period where we “do unto others before they have a chance to do unto us.” Is the Golden Rule too outdated, too passive, or inherently too … Continued
Bumper Sticker Wisdom Lay speaker Lauren Porr Bumper Stickers. Tweets, Advertisements. Sound bites. We are exposed to them all the time, but are we really paying attention to what they are telling us, or what we are telling ourselves about them? Lauren Porr, engineer and over-analyzer, attempts to dissect the kind of short and sweet … Continued