Online Adult Religious Education — 21 March 2021

Please join us on Sunday (21 March 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

What Now? Living the 8th Principle: Revisiting Covenant with Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger.

In December 2020, we celebrated our congregational ratification of the Eighth Principle.  We noted at the time that the language of this principle holds us accountable to the work of dismantling systemic racism and white supremacy culture.

This Sunday, we will take a look at our congregational covenant of right relations.

In many ways, it’s an excellent covenant created through a thoughtful and thorough process facilitated by thoughtful and thorough people.

We have no need to scrap it — but as always — we don’t know what we don’t know.

Our goal here is to look at our covenant through an anti-racist lens, and see where our language may have unintentionally upheld white supremacy culture.

This is how we “honor the intent, own the impact.”

Beginning on Sunday, 28 March 2021, we will begin a study of the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.

Susan Caldwell will be ordering books for the class for all who request them and is happy to include you in the order whether you attend the class or do not attend (of course we’d love for you to attend the class).

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Meditation with Larry Androes (20 March 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (20 March 2021) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Online Religious Education for Children (14 March 2021)

Please join us online for our family religious education class on Sunday (14 March 2021) at 1:00 PM via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be available on the All Souls Slack and on the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group.

Today, we will talk about the kinds of things we can do as a church and as individuals to live into our 8th Principle.

We will think about times when someone may have misjudged us without knowing us and how harmful that can be when whole groups of people have wrong ideas about other group of people (especially when they have acted on those wrong ideas for generations).

Contact Susan Caldwell by email if you have any questions.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 14 March 2021

Please join us on Sunday (14 March 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

What Now? Living the 8th Principle with Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger — In December 2020, we celebrated our congregational ratification of the Eighth Principle of Unitarian Universalism.

We noted at the time that the language of this principle holds us accountable to the work of dismantling systemic racism and white supremacy culture.

Susan and Barbara attended the New Day Rising workshop on 28 February 2021 and want to share some ideas from the conference for next steps we can take with the Eighth Principle.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (13 March 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (13 March 2021) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Online Religious Education for Children (7 March 2021)

Please join us online for our family religious education class on Sunday (7 March 2021) at 1:00 PM via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be available on the All Souls Slack and on the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group.

Today we’ll hear a story from the Shinto tradition of Japan about Amaterasu (the Goddess of the Sun) and play some games that were promised last week.

Contact Susan Caldwell by email if you have any questions.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 7 March 2021

Please join us on Sunday (7 March 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

Shinto — The Indigenous Religion of Japan — We will explore the Shinto tradition, its complicated relationship with the history of Japan, and with the practice of Buddhism in that nation.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (6 March 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (6 March 2021) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Online Religious Education for Children (28 February 2021)

Please join us online for our family religious education class on Sunday (28 February 2021) at 1:00 PM via Zoom.  The Zoom link will be available on the All Souls Slack and on the All Souls Religious Education Facebook Group.

We will hear a story from the Shinto tradition of Japan about Amaterasu (the Goddess of the Sun) and play some games.

Contact Susan Caldwell by email if you have any questions.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 28 February 2021

Please join us on Sunday (28 February 2021) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom.

World Religions and Rituals of Mourning and Loss — The late Rev. Forrest Church said “Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.”

Our President has shown a keen understanding — born of hard experience — that humans need to set aside time and space to remember those who have died and to mourn that loss.

This is particularly important in a time when we have lost so many and lost so much of the life we once knew.

This morning we will take some time to explore that need and the way it is expressed throughout different religions and cultures around the world.

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