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
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