Every holiday season there is a debate over what the holidays are really about. As you know the very use of the term holiday is loaded. In this Christmas service, complete with carols and scripture readings of the holy night, we lift up all the candidates for what really is the reason for the season.
Hardly hidden inside the songs from the famous Jewish musical are foreboding messages and questions about and when how we hold onto traditions in a pluralistic world, how we relate to racism, political oppression, and who gets to choose who they marry. This service will be more fun than that sounds, simply because I promise it will sound good.
Robin Arehart explores the kaleidoscope of truth at the intersection of the our UU first and fourth principles: “The inherent wirth and dignity of every person” and “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” She addresses shifting perspectives and policies in psychology and education.