During the annual Mother’s Day/Flower Communion service, Steven comments on the phenomenon of emotional and interpretive labour.
One hundred years ago, working women and men staged strikes across Canada (with its epicentre in Winnipeg) in protest against unemployment, inflation, bad work conditions, low wages and in favour of collective bargaining. Management and government responded with massive obstruction and violence. It would take another three decades before Canadian workers secured union recognition and collective bargaining rights.
Consider this a May Day sermon.
The looming threats of climate change and biodiversity loss are caused by human behaviour. To modify behaviour, we can use incentives and discouragements. But they won’t stick without deeper change – a profound shift in our sense of ourselves and the world.
As Christ harrowed Hell to free lost souls, as Orpheus dove into Hades to save his Beloved, so we must visit the Underworld to find the Deep Green Change.
In this homily, Dr. George gives precise directions to the entrance to the Underworld. The rest is up to you.
Additional comments and follow-up to the sermon on Religious Naturalism last month.
While sharing core values, Unitarians, worldwide, are noted for theological diversity that ranges from pagan spirituality to secular humanism. We’ll be looking at a rich source drawn from our theological diversity, called “religious naturalism.”
While viewing that the natural world is all we have reason to believe exists, religious naturalism is deeply attuned to a sense of reverence in response to the beauty and scope of the natural world.
Justice work is the mystic’s path.
Guest minister Rev. Ron Phares invites us to contemplate justice and the opportunities it offers to create a more beautiful world and a more connected spirituality. We will walk reflectively from heartbreak to joy in pursuit of justice, equity, and compassion.
The principle and practice of providing sanctuary has been a lesser known but core feature of the religious vision from the beginnings of cultures down to the present.
Exploring the rites and right of sanctuary is a fitting way to commemorate this year’s Martin Luther King Day.
Acclaimed Indigenous author, Richard Wagamese (1955 – 2017) did not seek to be a teacher or guru, but the honest, evocative observations he made along his own journey to become, as he says, “a spiritual bad-ass”, forged a legacy of wisdom and inspiration sought by many spiritual seekers.
Today’s guest, Rev. McFadyen, reflects on the life and words of teacher and friend, Richard Wagamese.
What did Egyptian border guards say to Mary, Joseph and their infant son when they fled a murderous tyrant and sought refuge in the land of Egypt? In an age when millions are on the road and high seas in search for a better world, how do we respond?
We live in a world of seeds. They support our diets, economies and civilizations. They are objects of beauty and evolutionary wonder. We’ll be surprised and awed by how they’ve shaped the world and human history. A good way to prepare for this year’s Advent season.