Hours after Robert Bentley was sworn in as the new Governor of Alabama he told members of the Montgomery Baptist church, quote, "Anyone who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister." In response, Joe Williams, a member of the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York, stands on the side of love by standing against these kinds of false doctrines. He calls Unitarian Universalists to action by proclaiming our religion as a much needed theology for our time.
Archive for January 2011
Reverend Nate turns from a sermon intended to be about white privilege to the subject of the polemic nature of our political discourse, of which we are all a part. He examines his own thoughts and actions in relation to the assassination attempt of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as well as the words Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. Reverend Nate reflects upon the struggle of playing the middle, of being the bridge, as articulated by poet Donna Kate Rushin.
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What moral stance would lead you to break a civil law? For what social justice issue would you be willing to put yourself at odds with the police? Reverend Nate reflects upon the nature and effectiveness of non-violent civil disobedience in relation to some of the most morally compelling issues of our time. He does so by reflecting upon Derren Brown's reenactment of the Milgram experiment conducted by Stanley in 1963. Click here to watch the 9 minute video before listening to the audio sermon.