Bravo to our UU cousins in the UK who host this annual conference dedicated to exploring our theology.
We so appreciate Rev.Lewis Connelly‘s perspective of embracing “egalitarian imminent spirit” and the importance to not completely detach from our theology, as tends to happen in Unitarian Universalist strides to detach from all creeds and remain non-dogmatic. The overall sense throughout this discussion by the panel, as well as the audience, is about the importance of not forsaking the creation of shared “spiritual” context of our faith, even allowing mysticism in our theology, and the art of telling stories about the divine, and the art of listening to them. Rev. Sheena Gabriel reminds us that our movement has suffered from the lack of good theology, the kind that is an art, and a poetry, and an experience of the heart. She says it is important to bring the head and the heart together through mysticism. Rev. Sarah Tinker points out that our theology is a continual, ongoing process and that happens when we gather together, talk together, explore together.
We Gather Together.
In honor of the lives of those who died as a result of the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001, and to promote peace in our world, a sacred and prayerful space near the beautiful Sebasticook River will be available for our BikeMaine visitors in Manson Park should any wish to pause for a moment and reflect on this day.
This vigil event is also open to the public for all who wish to attend.
The vigil space hosted by Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning will be open from 5:00am-8:00am and have a multi-faith clergy presence.
Additionally, at 7:00am, clergy will share in a collaborative prayer creating a tapestry of love and hope on this day.
If you are clergy and would like to participate, or should you want more information, please email:
Standing on the Side of Love produced this brief training video to assist with deescalation and interventions.
Published on Nov 15, 2016
We are in a different political time that will require different political skills and organizing in coming months and years. Many folks have been asking for skills to deescalate for interventions and attacks that continue to target Muslims, People of Color, Immigrants, LGBTQ people. This is a short primer not meant to be a comprehensive training but an informational entry point for engagement and deescalation using both instincts and discipline to intervene.