Topic: Global Issues

Issues of globalization, refugees etc.

The Future: Pessimistic or Optimistic?

Recently, I was asked this question: “Are you pessimistic or optimistic about the future?” To be sure, there are reasons
enough to be less than cheerful about what is to be. And yet, and yet…

I want to share a real story about a shepherd in northern England that gives me hope.
This is a First Sunday of the month, so it’s an all ages, whole congregation worship service.

Prepare to meet some sheep!

Listen:

2018-01-07-The_Future_Pessimistic_or_Optimistic.mp3

UN Sunday and Gibbard Award

Join us for a celebration of UN Sunday and the opportunity to meet and hear from this year’s UN Gibbard Award winner. “The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all”?
We still affirm this principle and extend our support for the vision and effective work of the UN.
The Chalice Choir sings.

The Past Forty Years and an Idea that Changed Our World

Some say it began about 1979, the rise of an idea – let’s call it neo-liberalism – that became a near global ideology. This ideology venerates the logic of the market and seeks to redefine the things that make us human.

This will be an exploration of the times we live in and a time to question and affirm our values.

Order of Service:

Order of Service

Listen:

2017-09-24-The_Past_Forty_Years_and_an_Idea_that_Changed_Our_World.mp3

Thoughts on Canada at 150

It only comes around once – the occasion to recognize the 150th anniversary of Canada becoming an independent, modern nation. A good time to take stock of the road we have traveled so far, and a glimpse of things to come.

Music by Jane Slemon and friends

Listen:

June 25 2017 - Thoughts on Canada at 150.mp3

 

 

Fulgence Ndagiljimana Visits Vancouver

After escaping Burundi Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana came to Canada as a refugee. He will share his experience of how partnership has the potential to help all concerned grow and adopt different perspectives. He strongly believes that that the Unitarian movement holds a collective power.
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