Join us for a lively, uplifting tribute to Unitarian Universalist troubadours—singer/songwriters who help make the essence of our liberal religious faith more accessible to all and who call us to greater heights of spiritual awakening, compassion and social action. Our annual recognition of their talents and contributions is especially timely this year, as May 3, 2019 marks the centennial of the birth of Pete Seeger who was, arguably, the most notable and influential UU troubadour of the past several generations. Expect reflection on how and why their lives and music nourish and inspire us and, of course, expect lots of singing!
Topic: Climate Justice
Recently, Michael Moore ruminated on how we must sustain ourselves, and our spirits, “in the face of the onslaught of negative actions …”. The attack on our environmental protections in the past eighteen months is enough to take our breath away. In the face of this assault, how are we to affirm and promote our seventh UU Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part?” Come, and add your voice to the song of spirit-filled odes to love and justice. Rev. Cornish, a Unitarian Universalist minister living in Philadelphia, serves as the Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, a state-wide nonprofit organization that works with congregations of all denominations to respond to climate change as an urgent moral issue
As the Earth’s climate continues to change in both subtle and dramatic ways, our species is being challenged to transform as well. Unitarian Universalism can help us with this change, if we dig deep into our tradition and engage in everyday spiritual practices. Join us for this exploration of the power of a faith-rooted response to the challenge of climate change.
In much of human thought is the idea that our purpose is more than to use and use up the resources of our world and Universe for our own survival and amusement, but that we have a responsibility to the memory of our ancestors and to our progeny to be stewards.