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At Church On Sunday 02/24/19 - The Future of Universalism and Social Justice
On 02/24/19 Rev. Lane Campbell and Rev. Michelle Yates made a presentation on the question of where Universalism will be in 20 years by 2039. They addressed three questions and the third question is:
last question we wanted to talk about this morning was sort of what's the
future of universalism as it informs of our social justice efforts.Where do you think that
will be in 20 years?
Rev. Yates :I think
it's very interesting the ways in just the past 10 years we've been showing up.
I feel like there was the the civil rights era
and then there was a bit of a slow down. Then we've had a big round trip up
with the yellow shirts. UUs are known as yellow shirts when we show up to
rallies and events and social justice action things because we have it as
standing on the side of love. How do we live that - we show up in that
I think in some ways it's being more brave
than we were before because I think sometimes there's still that concern of if
I show up to this rally am I safe? If I show at this rally is my family safe?
Are people going to judge me?
finding courage and resolve for our self - this is where I need to be. I
felt a conviction when we did the social justice GA in Phoenix, like this is
history, this is the moment. I want to say to my children that I was
there. And that moment, this is the moment, and it might be hard, but I want to
say that I was there. I showed up. Doing this work here so that we can
show up out there. Rev. Michelle Yates speaks from 08:15 - 09:36