Tag Archives: Racism

Living Principles

In my sermon following the election of Donald Trump as United States President, I said “the church is not serving you fully if it is not sending you forth into the world to live your principles proudly, resolutely, urgently, lovingly.” … Continue reading

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Sending Forth (Six Reflections on the 2016 United States Presidential Election)

Reaching Out to Those with Whom You Disagree Last Sunday I stood in this pulpit and spoke of the way the United States presidential campaign had been traumatic to people all across the political spectrum—how so many different groups of … Continue reading

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Malloy Right About Drug-Law Racism (Letter to the Editor)

(This letter was published in the Hartford Courant on May 21, 2015) I congratulate Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for his bold attempt to address racism in our criminal justice and drug policy statutes, and I am mystified as to why … Continue reading

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Testimony on Reducing Racialized Mass Incarceration

Testimony in Support of Raised Bill No. 6511 “An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission Regarding the Enhanced Penalty for the Sale or Possession of Drugs Near Schools, Day Care Centers and Public Housing Projects” The Rev. Joshua … Continue reading

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Decolonizing Our Faith

READING An excerpt/adaptation from “Queer(y)ing Religious Education: Teaching R(evolutionary) S(ub)-V(ersions)! or Relax! . . . It’s Just Religious Ed” (by Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajaje, Provost and Professor of Cultural Studies and Islamic Studies at the Starr King School for the Ministry) “Decolonizing” [religion] means … Continue reading

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The Failure of Diversity

I want to give voice to a question that haunts this congregation–but not only this congregation. It haunts Unitarian Universalism and all the old, mainline Protestant denominations. It haunts most corporations and non-profit agencies, many governments, many towns–especially suburban towns. … Continue reading

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