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Faith and Humanism

Faith and Humanism

What has "faith" got to do with humanism? Our theme this month (June 2022) is Renewing Hope.  The concept of "faith" is related to hope, though not exactly the same. Some years ago, at a workshop on how congregations can work on social justice work, I introduced...

Quotes on Death and Dying

We've had a couple of requests for quotations used in the Sunday, April 10, Platform Meeting, Remaking Our Relationship with the Dead. Opening Reading: "Every life is meaningful in the linkage of life with life. We are each part of a community that acknowledges the...

Inspired by Those Unlike Us

Inspired by Those Unlike Us

Alicia Garza wrote, "I'm so inspired when I see people who have a way that they do things, have a way that they think about the world, and they're courageous enough to be open to listening to what the experiences are of so many of us who want to live in a world that's...

When Our Intuition Fails

When Our Intuition Fails

I have been so grateful during the last 17 months for some parts of my background that are unusual for people who are in clergy and clergy-like positions.  First, that I had a career in Information Technology before going back to school, including debuting personal...

Our Identity

Our Identity

Over the summer, I planned to present two Sunday platform talks on key foundations of our Ethical commitments:  to human worth and to human relationship.  The one on human worth has been presented (and is on our Facebook and YouTube pages as a recording), and the one...

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