Giving Life the Shape of Justice

Sunday, 01.28.2018
The Rev. John Saxon
In the song, Spirit of Life, we sing about “giving life the shape of justice.” But how, as religious progressives, do we transform our words into action and ground our social justice work in our shared liberal faith and values? Today’s guest speaker, the Rev. John Saxon, served as the Assistant and then Lead Minister of the UU Fellowship of Raleigh from 2010 to 2017. He is currently the interim director of the newly reorganized UU Justice Ministry of NC (

Chokehold: The Color of Justice

Sunday, 01.14.2018
The Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz
Statistics tell us that the criminal justice system is weighted heavily against people of color, particularly against black men. Rates of being stopped by police, brutalized, arrested, jailed, and sentenced to time in prison are dramatically higher among black and brown brothers and sisters. Many people work to change the system. But what if the system is doing exactly what it’s designed to do?

Easy as Pie: Ethical Eating for Everyone

Sunday, 11.26.2017
Nathan Peifer
Unitarian Universalists are called on to partake of a delicious opportunity: In our ongoing free and responsible search for truth, and quest to respect the interdependent web of existence, we’re invited to explore our relationship to food, and through it, the earth and ourselves. Guest speaker Nathan Peifer is a graduate of Wake Forest Divinity School.

Saved. Again. And Again. And Again

Sunday, 11.19.2017
The Rev. Diane Dowgiert
If salvation is for this life and not something only to be achieved upon death, then it is possible to be saved again and again and again. We lift up the worth and ultimate value of Unitarian Universalist congregations; places where lives are saved and people are made whole. Our guest speaker serves as Interim Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro, NC. She is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry with nearly 20 years of experience as a congregational pastor.

Healing the Great Divide

Sunday, 11.12.2017
Americans may be more polarized today than we’ve been in 150 years, since the Civil War. Divisions of religion and politics, socio-economic status, race and region, threaten the fabric of our society. Are the divisions hopeless, or is there reason to be optimistic? Perhaps there’s a chance to learn to talk to each other, and — just maybe — learn to listen. Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz explores what binds and blinds us, and offers hope for a more united future.