Sunday, November 25, 10:30am:

"First Nations Last"
by Joel Tishken

The state of peoples of First Nations, particularly those living on reservations, is tragic. By every social and economic measure, First Nations are last in our country. Our UU values call us to act. Together we'll explore some ways that we can be allies to First Nations. Special music by Gary Connett, solo horn.


Building the Beloved Community
from our Board President, David Jackoway

Recently pop culture icon Stan Lee passed away. He was the creator of comic book heroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, and many others. Lee's characters were different than earlier comic book heroes because they were often depicted as outside the mainstream and were often demonized rather than adored by their public. Lee's heroes were created in the 1960's and his stories reflected the social issues of that time. An article on the History channel website describes "How Stan Lee's X-Men Were Inspired by Real-Life Civil Rights Heroes". The article quotes Lee from 1968 saying "Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. It’s totally irrational, patently insane to condemn an entire race—to despise an entire nation—to vilify an entire religion. Sooner or later, we must learn to judge each other on our own merits. Sooner or later, if a man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.” The article includes this tribute to Lee's legacy from filmmaker Seth Rogen: "Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.”

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