Sermons on Social Justice
The Vulnerability of Protest
Everytime we push back against the oppressive forces in our culture, we are vulnerable. Everytime we speak the truth to power (or to anyone, really) we are vulnerable. Join us on Sunday as Rev. Lee Anne explores how embracing vulnerability may be our greatest superpower.
Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
Our new minister Rev. Lee Anne Washington introduces herself to us in the context of her calling to pursue Justice. During this service, shares some of her professional and religious journey with us.
Believing in the Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person: How Hard Is That?
Part two of our 2021 series on Living our UU Principles. This week we hear from Blanche Williams on our first principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person. With a background in literature, music, and information sciences, Blanche Williams earned a doctorate in psychology from the liberally-minded George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in various settings across several states and now serves patients, families, and treatment providers at Baptist MD Anderson…
Cee Cee Severin explores racism through the lens of her personal journey.
It’s Not Fair Jesus, Or Is It?
May 1 is International Worker’s Day throughout much of the world. It was first celebrated in Paris in 1889 to demand justice for the world’s laborers and to commemorate the killing of workers by police at the Haymarket labor strike demonstration in Chicago in 1886. As a starting point to honor the world’s laborers I’m going to present Jesus’ parable “Laborers in the Vineyard” which has fascinated me since I first heard it in Sunday School. – Rev. Paul
The Courage of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Perhaps the most outstanding and challenging aspect of MLK’s legacy is his courage. What does it say about this important virtue in general and how does it apply to us?
Charles and Jean in Jacksonville: A Legacy of Engagement in Critical Issues
Jerome Fosaaen on Rev. Charles McGehee.
Linda Hart Green assures us that during this time of health, economic, and racial pandemics, we can forge a better world in its wake.
Dear White People…Uh, Oh, That Means Me
Karen-Smith Scott delivers a powerful anti-racism primer.
Environmental Justice & The Sacredness of Place
Brian Lapinski speaks on the ways in which racism impacts the ways in which oppressed people are subject to increased environmental hazards.