June 18, 10 am: From Father to Son

In his acclaimed book Between the World and Me, American author, journalist, and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his 15-year-old son, “I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life, and the pursuit of this question, I have found, ultimately answers itself.” As UUs, how are we helping – and how are we doing harm – in the struggle for racial justice? What questions might we ask ourselves and seek answers to together in this faith community?

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June 11, 10 am: This Land Is Your Land

National, state and local parks are a few of the places that we might visit on a summer vacation or simply an afternoon off. Yet, many of our country’s protected and preserved natural recreation areas are not so protected. Climate change, water usage, nearby development and even well-meaning summer tourists and explorers are all creating threats. How might we enjoy our land and water today while ensuring that future generations can do the same?

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