Human rights are essential to a just and peaceful world. This is a time of year to reflect on such rights: December 10 is Human Rights Day, honoring the UN Declaration of Human Rights. December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
Making a world more just means more than just being “woke” 24/7. We also need to rest! At times, we need to step back and create the space for justice to happen. When the consumer culture that promotes constant busyness invades the space of working for justice, we can’t make that space as effectively.
RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will speak. All are welcome.
Our December theme is Stillness.
11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another. We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30. After that, we have a time of informal conversation.
Breathe, said the wind….
Don’t tell me to be calm
when there are so many reasons to be angry…
– Lynn Unger, from her poem Breathe
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
– Viktor E. Frankl
Please consider making a donation at our Giving Page. Mark it Sunday Donation. Our December 2020 Sunday Donations are being split. Half will be shared with the Poor Peoples Campaign of New York State and half supports programs of our Ethical Society.