Category Archives: Interfaith

Torda 450: Our Roots in Unexpected Ground (sermon)

The Unitarian Society East Brunswick, NJ February 4, 2018 It is essential to read between the lines. I had already learned this, but when I was in seminary, I had the chance to learn it again.  For instance, in Christian … Continue reading

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be * LOVE * d (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ February 5, 2017 (written text does not match delivered sermon exactly) Our Time For All Ages story: click here. Our reading: click here. We all want to be loved. We — likely all people … Continue reading

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Rapid Response Call – January 27, 2017

Today, along with 999 other faith leaders (there would have been more, but the conference call capacity tapped out even before the call began), I spent an hour on listening to the leaders of the Groundswell movement, the Moral Resistance … Continue reading

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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War: Introduction to Community Screening

The Unitarian Society East Brunswick, NJ December 3, 2016 Let me begin in gratitude: for the universe, that conspired with fate, providence, and chaos that you might be part of this good company we are creating together tonight. Gratitude for … Continue reading

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A Small Room With Room Enough for All (sermon)

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Hosted by Temple B’nai Shalom East Brunswick, New Jersey November 22, 2016 to see video click here GaHave any of you, say, in the past month been in an airport? Let’s see a raise of hands. How … Continue reading

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Wild & Impracticable Ideas to Send You Over the River (sermon)

The Unitarian Society East Brunswick, NJ a multi-generational service Would you do something others might think foolish, or silly, or wild, if you thought it might bring about more fairness in our world? If, like Benny and his bagels, it … Continue reading

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Between Hope & Fear: A Sermon During a Hellish Election Cycle (sermon)

delivered at The Unitarian Society This sermon was preceded by a reading of Marge Piercy’s For Strong Women. Let’s be clear from the start. That was not locker room talk. It was not just banter among the guys, somehow normal … Continue reading

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Fear of Fueling Islamophobia: A Few Days Out From the Orlando

My grief — at the Orlando massacre and the barely imaginable loss of life, and its intentional targeting of the gay community — is not separate from my fear. I fear that in the aftermath of this intentional act of … Continue reading

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Undeniable Reality of Connection: An Interfaith Letter Gets a Response

Here is what can happen  when we reach out across divides with solidarity, generosity, and integrity to bridge the distances.  Here is what can happen when you follow through on good works. Inspired by a letter written by a Unitarian … Continue reading

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Interfaith Winter Blesssing

These are the gifts of this season, let us open our hearts to them: A joyful, hopeful conclusion to waiting and yearning A welcoming of the refugee seeking shelter amongst us Unexpected light in darkness May these be the presents … Continue reading

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