Fixing What’s Ours to Fix: Accountability in Transformation with Rev. Janet Newton

March Worship Theme: Transformation

The history of humankind is full of examples of one culture or nation aiming to transform…other cultures or nations. Why would we bother engaging in the kind of self-examination that could produce radical transformation from within when it’s easier (and significantly more lucrative) to force change upon others? Upon the cultures who were colonized, upon the lands that were viewed by those colonizers as theirs to mine for wealth and resources, upon the people themselves whose very existence — whose breaths and bodies and lives — were not deemed to be worthy of autonomy?

The geopolitical landscape we now view from our windows or consume through our preferred media is the inheritance of this mindset. Now what? How do we live into meaningful accountability for these grievous wrongs?

View our Order of Service Here:  UUSMV OOS for March 10, 2024