The History of a Nation, the Future of a Congregation
Sermon by Danielle Webber, Intern Minister.
This month our theme is “Love and Justice” to coincide with the Canadian Unitarian Council’s Sharing our Faith month. Love and Justice come from the new Vision Statement approved at the May 2016 Annual Conference and Meeting “We, as Canadian Unitarian Universalists, envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice.”
This week will be looking at how human relationships in the history of Canada have fallen short on this vision. A history of promises made, and of promises broken. A history that started hundreds of years ago, and a history that happened just last week. How can we, as Canadian Unitarian Universalists live into this vision of our world? As we learn about the people that we share this country with, both those who have been here for centuries, and those only just arriving, can we begin to forge a sense of interdependence?
After the service I will be offering a Question and Answer session for the group that I will be facilitating over the next three months: The Reconciliation Reflection Group will be looking at the CUCs Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Reflection guide and discussing “understanding colonization, connecting to the present realities and racism, healing and building resilience, and reconciliation through justice work and relationship building.” Please join me and the Aboriginal Awareness Group in Shaw Hall at 12:00 pm.
View the Order of Service.