This talk was facilitated by Richard Wolf. Both Richard (on line) and Linda Dove (in person) participated as HUU delegates in the 2015 UUA General Assembly in Portland, Oregon and the service reflected their experience this year.
by Linda A. Dove
August 30, 2015
At the UUA General Assembly this summer I was struck with how many good causes UUs are promoting, from food and shelter to immigrant and human rights. The mood of the entire GA was jubilant because the Supreme Court pronounced on same-sex marriage and Obamacare while we were there. The latest UU World shows us celebrating because these are reforms that UUs have been campaigning for over many years. I think Richard as our GA on-line delegate was also caught up by the mood?
The theme of social justice was paramount this year and so that’s my theme today. I was encouraged by what congregations are doing and especially by the leadership of the many millennials at GA.
But I needed a framework to understand how we UUs are approaching social justice. So I dug around to explore its roots. Now, I would need a tenured professorship to dig down to all the roots for you. But don’t worry. I won’t take that long. I’ll just expose a few of the tap roots.
Give me one word or so that comes to mind for you when Social Justice is mentioned?