October 8 Christopher Columbus’ Legacy Rev. Dawn Fortune Cities around the United States are re-naming the celebration of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of North America in honor of the Indigenous Peoples who suffered the very worst that European Imperialism brought. The last millennium’s culture of exploration and exploitation has left us with behaviors and ideals that … Continued
Sunday, October 1, 2017 The Challenge of Universalism in Our Modern Age Rev. Dawn Fortune On the 247th anniversary of John Murray’s first sermon at Potter’s rural chapel, we pause to consider what our first principle calls us to be and do. Universalism has evolved since Murray’s 1770 landing, but has become no less challenging … Continued
White Fragility and Racial Justice Rev. Dawn Fortune UUCSJS has a Racial Justice Task Force which instituted a year-long series of workshops held last year at Asbury Methodist in Atlantic City, strengthened our bonds with other racial justice organizations in the area, and held a well-attended rally just a few weeks ago. How can we … Continued
Press of Atlantic City – front page story, August 17, 2017 Here’s the link to the whole YouTube playlist page (10 videos) of the following speakers (while you’re there, subscribe to our YouTube channel !) Link to Youtube playlist: https://youtu.be/0mIDost3050 Speakers included: Kaleem Shabazz, NAACP Atlantic City President and Atlantic City Councilor Maryam Sarhan of Stockton … Continued
Judaism – Seeing the World Through Jewish Eyes Guest speaker Rabbi David M. Weis Seeing the world through Jewish eyes – How Judaism trains us to be God’s agents in creation.
Sunday, July 9, 2017 The Gnostic Gospels: Self Knowledge and Spiritual Meaning Lay speaker Cynthia Grzywinski Before the discovery of the gnostic gospels at Nag Hamadi, Egypt in 1945, all that was known of this early Christian sect was what was written about them by their detractors, mainly Catholic bishops from the 1st and 2nd … Continued
Do We Really Matter? Redux, with a Twist Lay speaker Richard Grzywinski In the enormity and age of the universe, does our existence really make any difference? Richard brings back an old favorite, renewed and refreshed, to answer that question.
“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