Video Archive Posted on June 1, 2020August 3, 2020 by uucdor6_wp August 2, 2020“Liberation Theology” originated in Latin America (ca. 1950s and 60s) from theologians concerned with the social plight of the poor. It revolutionized theological discourse in the global Christian church. But, it hasn’t stopped there. Since then, various strains of liberation theologies have emerged in multiple traditions that build on the common foundation of liberation theology (which flips the perspectives from which we think about the most important things in life). Today, liberation thea/ologies include those traditional LA roots, as well as theological reflections from feminist, womanist, indigenous, queer, post-colonial, disability, and many other perspectives. Let’s begin to explore how some of these ideas might help us think more broadly about praxis-based spirituality. July 26, 2020Members of our congregation who attended the UU General Assembly online in June, will share their reflections on what spoke to their hearts from the theme Rooted, Inspired & Ready! July 19, 2020We reflect on some ideas from Religious Historian and Scholar, Karen Armstrong’s book 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life, which suggests that “compassion” is a uniting thread in all major religions that may offer us our greatest tool for positively changing the world. We live amidst such rampant divisiveness and polarity that we desperately need something that can allow us to come together for common good. Compassion may be the source of that power for transformation, personally, communally, and globally. July 12, 2020Some of us at UUCD read the UUA’s “Common Read” for 2019-20, The Indigenous People’s History of the United States. This book was revelatory to many of us and we wanted to share our reactions. General Assembly featured information from the author, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and native voices. In this service, we re-examine the myth of America’s origins and modus operandi, reflections from the readers, and discuss what we can do to support native peoples. July 5, 2020In the US, we celebrate July 4 as Independence Day, which can be fantastic. At the same time, this can easily turn into a non-productive, even toxic form, of Nationalism. Every day we see the evidence that we are an interdependent people. What happens in Bangladesh has an impact on what happens in Baltimore. What we do in Dover creates ripples in Denver and Damascus. We are a people who live in a symbiosis. Let’s think about what it means to be “human” or “earthlings” rather than various parties or countries. June 21, 2020UUCD is recognized as a “Welcoming Congregation” by the UUA. Our special guest, Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman, talks to us about Trans* and non-binary issues, why these matter, and how this is integral to who we are as those who want to be “Welcoming.” June 14, 2020We honor Father’s Day and also think about some of the most relevant questions on our minds. The primary focus is “What Now?” It seems this volatile, uncertain, complicated, and ambiguous (VUCA) world has gotten even more so. The pandemics of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism in the US have taken center stage as we all try to figure out what it means to move into a better future together. May 31, 2020. We focus on the First Principle of Unitarian Universalism, our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person, through affirming the LGBTQ+ community. We celebrate the progress towards equality that has been made in society AND honor the reality that many people are still marginalized and oppressed because of their sexuality or gender identity. We affirm our commitment to being a welcoming congregation, and to working for sex/gender justice. Several members of our own UUCD Community share personal reflections, and the gifts they have to offer the world because of their LGBTQ+ identity/experience. This is Rev. Kharma’s first sermon at UUCD on September 15, 2019Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos’ theme is “Journey.” As this was an introduction and “get to know you,” it contains bits of her spiritual autobiography.