Category Archives: Social Justice

Inconvenient Men

This Sunday, I am preaching on “Inconvenient Men.”  Unbeknownst to me, my husband Kit masterminded this development, beginning with his Christmas present in 2012:  Ralph Nader’s newest book, The Seventeen Solutions – Bold Ideas for Our American Future.  I was … Continue reading

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Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity

Beloved Conversations Peter Farriday Racial and ethnic diversity is a rich topic in Unitarian Universalism today, both at the national level and among many congregations. At Neighborhood Church, the recent congregational assessment done by consultant Tony Robinson stated that “a … Continue reading

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Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity

Beloved Conversations Peter Farriday Racial and ethnic diversity is a rich topic in Unitarian Universalism today, both at the national level and among many congregations. At Neighborhood Church, the recent congregational assessment done by consultant Tony Robinson stated that “a … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Church on the Cutting Edge

This Sunday afternoon, October 27, we are partnering with a fledgling non-profit called Friends of Adelanto, to make an educational presentation about the human rights violations that immigrant detainees are subject to in our country.  This is a cutting edge issue … Continue reading

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Volunteerism and Social Justice

I just read an interesting blog about why churches find it difficult to attract volunteers.  (click HERE to read). One of the most important ways I changed the Social Justice program when I arrived here six years ago was to … Continue reading

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Karma and Justice

In a review in Sunday’s New York Times of a book about cancer, there is the story of Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who was visiting Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 and survived the bombing. Burned and half deafened, he went home to … Continue reading

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Bending Towards Justice

The famous phrase used by Rev. Martin Luther King about the arc of the universe being long, but bending towards justice came partially true today with the decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act … Continue reading

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