For six weeks, 14 UUCA members, with 8 to 10 average weekly attendance, learned amazing stories about our own Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history. Our origins go back to the earliest days of Christianity but would eventually find Christianity only one of many important religions. Our religious ancestors played significant roles–and many lost their lives–in the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. We learned of how much of our history is intertwined with the history of our nation. We were astonished at how forward thinking our faith leaders were in social justice moments in our nation. And we watched with some concern the events of the walkout at our own General Assembly in 1969 by our Black Affairs Council. We then read with some heightened interest and even greater concern the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed’s article “The Black Hole in the White UU Psyche.” Our history is one we can be proud of AND learn from!!!
Would you like to learn a little UU history? Come to The Wednesday Thing program on January 30, at 7:00 as we play The Storyline, the UU History Card Game!
In photo: Clara Barton, Rev. Olympia Brown, Viola Liuzza, Francis David, Rev. Hosea Ballou, Rev. William Ellery Channing