May 23rd: “Unitarian Universalists: The People of Freedom”

People often ask of UU’s what do we mean when we say we are religious liberals. Well it means more than that UU’s tend to support many of the social positions identified as being “liberal” during a particular historical period.  Rather it means that UU’s have traditionally stood for human freedom: freedom from superstition and dogma, freedom from traditions that discriminate against or exclude certain types of people, freedom from believing that we must always do what we believe our forebears did, and the freedom to act in accordance with our individual consciences.  The continuing search to advance freedom in the world is, I would argue, at the heart of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.

Come and join us for our May 23rd service on the campus of Davidson College, in the conference room of Tomlinson residential hall. Dan Aldridge, a Associate Professor of History at Davidson College will be our speaker. Come and let us fellowship together with spiritual nurturing, music, children’s story, talk and conversation. Doors will open at 10:30 am with the service starting at 11:00 followed by refreshments and conversation.

Daniel Aldridge is an Associate Professor of History at Davidson College. He holds a B.A. from Michigan State University, a J.D. from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from Emory University

Professor Aldridge’s teaching fields include African American history, American history, African history, and Atlantic World history. He is currently researching the parallel efforts of the U.S. government and African American civic organizations during World War II to give the United Nations Organization the power to regulate and terminate colonialism.

Notes:

  • Children are welcome in our services!
  • We will be collecting donations of food for the Ada Jenkins food pantry this week.
  • Potluck coming up May 30 at Smithville Park in Cornelius (enter from Smith Circle) from 11:00 to 1:00.
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