Charley Earp Erich Fromm wrote, “A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet ‘for sale,’ who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence—briefly, a … Continued
Rev. Teresa Schwartz In our culture, we have information overload. Activity overload. Many of us are rarely bored; there’s just too much to do, too much information to process, too much coming our way. Yet, boredom is vital to original thinking. Studies in neuroscience and cognitive psychology suggest that our brains do a lot—especially when … Continued
Rev. David Schwartz Chet Raymo describes human knowledge as an island in an ocean of mystery, and the more we learn, the longer the shoreline grows where we encounter that mystery. In this green sanctuary service, we explore a religious naturalism that joyfully engages the natural world around us.
Thom Thomas There is an old Chinese curse that goes: “may you live in interesting times.” How many marches have you attended since last January? How many petitions have you signed? How many phone calls have you made? How can you possibly keep going, and for how long? Haven’t we already fought these battles? How … Continued
Rev. Teresa Schwartz A proverb states, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We often think of perseverance as gritting our teeth and forging a path as rugged individuals. But to persevere for the long haul, we’ve got to go together.
Rev. David Schwartz What’s the difference between sticking with something though thick and thin (perseverance), and doing the same ineffective thing over and over (perseveration)?
Rev. Teresa Schwartz Women have persevered and forged a new public consciousness and discourse about women’s equality and rights over the last year. From Senator Elizabeth Warren persisting on the Senate floor (#Neverthelessshepersisted), to Representative Maxine Waters reclaiming her time (#Reclaimingmytime) to #MeToo and #Timesup, this has been a landmark year. These movements are another … Continued
Rev. David Schwartz We benefit, directly and personally, from all kinds of systemic injustices which harm others around the world. How will we do the moral calculus of our own complicity?
Rev. Teresa Schwartz January 13, 2018 marks the 450th anniversary of one of the world’s first statements of religious tolerance. In 1568, in the city of Torda, in what is now Romania, Unitarian King John Sigismund proclaimed religious freedom. Centuries of Unitarian faith proclaim there are many ways to be faithful – and free. As … Continued
Rev David Schwartz, Amos Biggers, Christine Harrell, Joseph Harrington, and Lorraine Richardson We live in a time in which outright hatred is part of our public discourse and the murder of black men, women, and children is ever- present in our news feeds. Through Dr. King’s writings and special music, we’ll explore how Dr. King’s … Continued