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“We are fulfilled only as we serve others. We are complete only as we give ourselves to others. And we are perfected only as we seek to love others. This is our task: to become other-centered rather than self-centered.”
This Sunday continues our season of focus on peace, social justice, and the interdependent web as we turn our attention to our second and seventh principles along with our second and fifth sources.
Please join us on Sunday (25 March 2018) at 7:00 PM for ReZist! — a Roy Zimmerman concert.
The cost is $20.00 at the door or pay what you can.
ReZist is 90 minutes of Roy’s original songs — a funny and forceful affirmation of peace and justice.
“Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the possibility for real change.”
The afternoon will include music and other performances from the various performing groups of our member congregations, food representing all our congregations and cultures, and a silent auction featuring great merchandise and gift certificates (just in time for holiday shopping).
On Thursday (9 November 2017) from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, citizens from across the state of Louisiana will meet with Gov. Edwards and other public officials for a conversation about changing the narrative of economic development in Louisiana to focus on investment in US — schools, jobs, infrastructure, and more.
Governor Edwards has made changes to our state’s economic development policies as significant as any in the last 50 years.
These changes have the potential to represent a historic shift in our state’s philosophy and culture of economic development — from one oriented more toward corporate subsidies to one based on shared prosperity.
For that shift to achieve its full potential, this new direction must be supported, deepened, and institutionalized.
Please join us on Sunday (22 October 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Fine and Flawed, Proud and Problematic” presented by the children, youth, and adults of All Souls.
On 15 and 22 October 2017, Unitarian Universalist congregations across North America have been revisiting the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that began last spring.
Originally spurred by a hiring decision at the denominational level that revealed a pattern of white supremacy in hiring decisions, the original purpose of the teach-in was to take an honest look at the way white supremacy culture has affected not only the world outside our doors but also the more subtle ways it has been present within our faith tradition as well.
Our history of working for justice is a proud one in many ways but part of beginning to heal the wounds of institutional racism is looking honestly at those wounds — seeing them for what they are, and acknowledging our own complicity.
In this service, the children and youth will look at ways we go forward and build a better world for all of us.
Please join us on Sunday (22 October 2017) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.
On the second weekend of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin, we will take some time for final thoughts on Waking Up White as well as the videos we have watched over the last two weeks — A Class Divided and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race.
Please join us on Sunday (17 September 2017) at 6:00 PM for a screening of the documentary Beyond Galilee.
In August of 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was invited to Shreveport, Louisiana to deliver a speech at the Galilee Baptist Church as part of a voter registration workshop. Beyond Galilee explores how the Civil Rights movement evolved in Shreveport in the years that followed — highlighting the key events of the movement in Shreveport through the testimonies of the actual participants supplemented by news footage, rare audio, home movies and photos from the era. Beyond Galilee chronicles a vital part of Shreveport’s history and provides much needed insight and perspective into the city’s role in the national Civil Rights movement (summary from IMDb page for this documentary).