Tag Archives: Great Turning

Earth Day 2015

In the early 1980s, we all lived under the pale of mutual nuclear destruction.  Are you, dear reader, old enough to remember? I was in high school then and I took this very personally.  While others were out partying, or … Continue reading

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The Great (Racial Justice) Turning (Part II)

(Part I can be found here.) We long for a clear, identifiable fix. Something that we can advocate for – it might not come tomorrow or next week, but we can name it now (like body cameras on police officers, … Continue reading

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Inexplicably Towards the Great Turning

There are three stories that describe this point in the earth’s narrative: Business as Usual; the Great Unraveling; and the Great Turning. Business as Usual is a familiar paradigm. This story values growth over all other things. But only particular … Continue reading

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Hope with Feet: Stepping Into the Great Turning (sermon)

 Village Church, Cummington, MA ~ June 2, 2013 Karen G. Johnston, Candidate for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry READING #1 “Causes and effects assume history marches forward, but history is not an army.  It is a crab scuttling sideways, a drip … Continue reading

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What is Worth Saving? (sermon)

Village Church, Cummington, MA May 19, 2013 Karen G. Johnston Candidate for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry Readings A Stone Jug A bulldozer digging a pond on my mother’s family’s land unearths two stoneware jugs buried four feet in the ground, … Continue reading

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