February 2017: Canadian Unitarians Exploring … Love & Justice
February – Love & Justice month – aligns to this present season of resilience, resistance and reconciliation. For Unitarian Universalists everywhere, Love & Justice are powerful constructs. We speak often of working toward a just and free world, not only for ourselves but for all people. We promote a spirit of inclusiveness, with doors open to all people of good will. We value caring relationships, without contention around diversity, philosophy, culture or identity. Yet with all the current political unrest, we find these principled positions in need of societal reinforcement.
As a people, we are committed to ideas of freedom, independence, self-determination, and compassion. As a congregation, we work to make these concepts real in the world.
Throughout this month’s explorations, we encourage you to interact with the work presented. Where do your interests lie? What do you bring to the shared table? Is there a justice issue that you want to learn more about? Participate in? Lead? What about a service action of compassion … community tenderness … mentoring?
There is no small minded, hateful, divisive, colonial ideal that will not fall in response to a united resistance. Reconciliation comes from the consistent, faithful, unrelenting refusal to divide, diminish, or dismiss human beings – whatever their heritage, culture, or identity. A positive, inclusive, meaning-filled is the work of all the people. We will spend this Love & Justice month exploring how this can be true. Join us.
In peace and love,