Generosity is lauded as a core human virtue. Today, we consider the experiences of those on the receiving end of generosity. Factors of privilege and power and human diversity can result in a range of outcomes and impacts for recipients that are not always benign or desirable. … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Ren McFadyen (they/their)
Rev. Ren will lead an exploration of Prayer as a way Unitarian Universalists can connect and reconnect to themselves, and to that which is life-giving. Prayer can take many forms, from the quiet cultivation of stillness, to invoking a silent cry for help, to deliberately … read more.
Yearning, longing, desire…seems humans are always wanting something. Individually, and collectively as a faith movement, we pursue a lifespan quest for fulfilment. The Rolling Stones famously sang, “you can’t always get what you want…” and in another song, caution that you “can’t get no satisfaction”.
This … read more.
One popular notion of vulnerability speaks to openness: the willingness to share authentically. For some people who are disabled or elder, vulnerability is additionally a fact of life relating to barriers and risks encountered as one moves/lives in the world. Drawing from lived experience and … read more.
In Christianity, Grace is considered “spontaneous unmerited favour received from God”. Universalism conceives of Grace as the timely gift (help/money/approval/wisdom etc.) that comes without our having lifted a finger. Karma is a key concept in traditions like Buddhism, Sikhism and Taoism referring to intentional actions … read more.