Sunday, March 13, 2011

Transforming the world into heaven on earth: The Soundtrack For Social Change

This morning, Sunday, 03/13/11, we celebrated Second Sunday which is adult education with a different theme every month.

I think of the Mission Statement of the Brockport Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as being based on the 7 UU principles, to meet human needs, empower individuals and groups, and transform the world into heaven on earth. This morning we focused on the third part of our mission "to transform the world into heaven on earth" by having one of our members, James Foote, lead us in 10 folks songs which have addressed social change from the 30s and 40s with union songs, through the 50s and 60s with civil rights songs, to the 60s and 70s antiwar songs.

It was a delightful morning which stirred up a lot of memories and emotions especially for the older people present. The first song that Jim did was Union Burying Ground by Woody Guthrie.

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