Sermon for Sunday, September 22, 10:30am: “The Red Line and the Other Red Line” by Jamie Hinson-Rieger

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The Red Line, Indy’s rapid transit bus system, is finally up and running. Back in 2016 members of UUI advocated for the creation of the Red Line as a justice issue through our partnership with Faith in Indiana. This Sunday Jamie will share his experience riding the Red Line. We’ll talk about the history of the other Red line in Indianapolis, the one that laid the boundary for segregation and housing discrimination. How did the legacy of that other Red line shape the need for the new Red Line, and the Blue and Purple line that will follow? Come learn a little about Indy’s past and UUI’s place in building Indy’s future.

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Director of Ministry Office Hours for September, 2019:

Tuesdays: 2pm to 4pm, except September 10th

Thursdays: 2pm to 4pm

Appointments preferred. Email ministry@uui.org to make an appointment. Office hours will be published monthly.

Lunch with the Director of Ministry:

Every first Thursday of the month at noon in the Cottage, beginning Thursday, September 5th, all are welcome to bring a sack lunch and join Jamie, our Director of Ministry, for lunch and conversation. Bring thoughts and questions about the church or any other concerns you may have, or just come by to chat.


 
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Building the Beloved Community
from our Board President, David Jackoway

Unitarian Universalist identity is shaped in large part by the stories we tell about ourselves. African Americans have had a significant role in our faith since the beginnings of Unitarianism and Universalism, and frequently attempts by black leaders to play a more prominent role in our movement were blocked. But the history of black UUs has not been told. At the MidAmerica Regional Assembly last weekend we were reminded we need to learn the complete story of our history and of the mistakes that were made in the past.

The Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed has been at the forefront of correcting the narrative of African American involvement in Unitarian Universalism. A good place to start is by reading his article in the Fall 2017 issue of the UU World entitled “The black hole in the white UU psyche.” He has published several books on this topic including Black Pioneers in a White Denomination, Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism, and Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy: Black Power and Unitarian Universalism, all of which are available at the UUA Bookstore or at Amazon.


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