We are living in a time of upheaval and change that brings outrage and heartbreak, but also the potential for widespread change. For the past week we’ve been hearing about riots and demonstrations in Charlotte in response to the death of Keith Lamont Scott. Meanwhile, just three weeks ago, thousands of clergy and laity from many different faith traditions descended upon state houses in 30 states and Washington DC to present our elected leaders with the Moral Mondays platform, demanding and envisioning policies and legislation that promote justice, health, and equal opportunity for all Americans. In Boston, Rev. Alice joined many Unitarian Universalist and interfaith colleagues in marching around the State House chanting, “Forward, Together — not one step back!”
This Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m. we begin our October focus on anger and forgiveness just as the Jewish High Holy Days begin. As we seek to build the beloved community that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about, what can we learn from Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement? And how can we become involved in the grassroots justice movements springing up all around our country such as Black Lives Matter, Standing Up for Racial Justice and Moral Mondays?